There is a genus of dinosaur called Dracorex, or “dragon king.” And the only known species in this genus is
Dracorex hogwartsia. Yes, it is called the “dragon king of Hogwarts.” It lived in the Late Cretaceous, around 66 million years ago.
An extraterrestrial being, newly arrived on Earth—scrutinizing what we mainly present to our children in television, radio, movies, newspapers, magazines, the comics, and many books—might easily conclude that we are intent on teaching them murder, rape, cruelty, superstition, credulity, and consumerism. We keep at it, and through constant repetition many of them finally get it. What kind of society could we create if, instead, we drummed into them science and a sense of hope?
Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark’