A lovely segment from this week’s American 60 Minutes. He’s an amazing intellect, and an unbelievable speaker. I have to appreciate the honest candour with which he’s grappling with cancer. The world needs more folks like Hitchens, willing to question comforting myths and expose stupidity and cowardice wherever they hide.
I am an evolutionary biologist who thinks about sex for a living. Things I have thought and written about include the evolution of mate choice, the costs of being attractive, the reason animals age and the links between sex, diet, obesity and death. Follow @Brooks_Rob on Twitter. View all posts by Rob Brooks