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Tim Minchin
(7 Oct 1975 - )

Australian comedian, musician and writer , who was born to Australian parents in England, raised in Perth, Australia. He is gifted in many fields of entertainment. As a piano-playing comedian, he performs stand-up routines to sold-out audiences, punctuated with his own musical compositions — audacious satirical songs with ingenious lyrics.

Science Quotes by Tim Minchin (5 quotes)

Science adjusts its views based on what’s observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that belief can be preserved.
— Tim Minchin
In Storm: The Animated Movie (2011).
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This frustration of reading the tabloid press… it would easy to become convinced that the human race is on a mission to divide things into two clean columns… Good or evil, healthy or deadly or natural or chemical… everything organic and natural is good, ignoring the fact that organic natural substances include arsenic… Everything chemical is bad, ignoring that fact the everything is chemicals. Everything is chemicals! The day they discover yoga mats are carcinogenic will be the happiest day of my life.
— Tim Minchin
Introducing his song, 'The Fence', on DVD, Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2011).
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We divide the world to stop us feeling frightened,
Into wrong and into right and
Into black and into white…
Yeah we want the world binary, binary - 01001000!
— Tim Minchin
From song, 'The Fence' (2010).
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We divide the world…
Into chemical and natural,
Into fictional and factual.
Into science and supernatural
. But it’s actually naturally not that white and black.
— Tim Minchin
From song, 'The Fence' (2010).
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We divide the world…
Into things that give you cancer and the things that cure cancer
And the things that don't cause cancer, but there's a chance they will cause cancer in the future.
— Tim Minchin
From song, 'The Fence' (2010).
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Carl Sagan Thumbnail In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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