Search Results for: Tim MInchin

Tim Minchin – an inspirational speech to graduates

Tim Minchin Occasional Address and Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters – This is a real classic – Tim Minchin’s inspirational speech to graduates on his being awared an honorary doctorate. It has a lot of wisdom in it and the … Continue reading

Down-under Christmas

It’s that time of the year again. Tim Minchin describes the joys of Christmas down under.

The true meaning of Christmas

I reckon you can’t beat Tim Minchin’s song “White Wine in the Sun” to convey the real atmosphere of Christmas – at least in Australia and New Zealand. Here’s a new version – recorded at the Uncaged Monkeys show in Manchester … Continue reading

The “dynamic duo” of science?

Well, that’s how someone described them. But I have generally found the discussions between Lawrence Krauss and Richard Dawkins stimulating. I first commented on these almost 5 years ago (see Lawrence Krauss – Richard Dawkins discussion). They have had a number … Continue reading

Slaughtering some sacred seasonal cows

It’s about time for a bit of seasonal humour. And who better than Tim Minchin, who staunchly defends science and reason, to administer it. Here is a video which ITV cut from the Jonathan Ross show – apparently by direct … Continue reading

Christmas gift ideas: Aussie wisdom

Here’s another one suitable for Aussies, but one many New Zealanders will also find interesting Books are ideal Christmas presents. And as I am spending some time dealing with family business I thought reposting some of my past book reviews … Continue reading

A lesson in human logic

As taught by Tim Minchin. I hasten to add that there is no intention to offend Mr Whippy. tim minchin on human logic – YouTube. Thanks to Massimo Pigliucci

Aussie wisdom

Book Review: The Australian Book of Atheism Edited by Warren Bonett. Price: AU$35.00 Format: Paperback (448pp ) Size: 234mm x 153mm ISBN (13): 9781921640766 Publisher: Scribe Publications (November 2010). This is a book by Aussies, for Aussies. But given our … Continue reading

Cutting off your nose for Christmas?

I think Tim Minchin‘s Song “White Wine in the Sun“ really captures the spirit of Christmas down under. I heard it last year (see No gods required) and notice it is being promoted again this year with all proceeds going … Continue reading

No gods required

Book Review: Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe by Greg M. Epstein Price: US$17.15 Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: William Morrow (October 27, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0061670111 ISBN-13: 978-0061670114 With this title the book is obviously … Continue reading