Tim Minchin's Nine Life Lessons

Although C.P. Snow famously decried the divergence of the two cultures (the sciences and the humanities), we have seen over the years many public intellectuals trying to bridge that gap by writing eloquently and engagingly about the importance, method and discoveries of science. Usually, these thinkers are scientists (such as Richard Dawkins and Steven Pinker) who have mastered the ability to engagingly communicate the importance, underlying structure, method and discoveries of science, as well as their love for it. It's not as common, however, to have someone from the arts and humanities do the same, and to be as engaging, thought-provoking and funny as Tim Minchin, who was recently awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Western Australia, and who decided to share a few life tips worth listening to:




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