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October 8, 2010

By Christopher Hitchens

Peach pits, open chakras, macrobiotic diets: cancer patients get more unsolicited advice than they could possibly follow. Cutting-edge medicine seems to offer limitless options, too—until the author runs smack into the lethal idiocy of the godly opponents of stem-cell research.


Read more (Vanity Fair, November 2010)

5 comments:

_that_ is a great photograph.

i have a couple things to say on the subdivision of treatment protocols into those neat camps, new age vs space age. i'll have an article up on monday. in the meantime, the fighting spirit of the human being is in cherubic display here and i, for one, couldn't be more pleased...

tatianalarina said...

"the fighting spirit of the human being on cherubic display" -- i like that!

That's one splendid portrait of our favourite author.

Most alternative treatments tap into and unleash reserves that certain personality hold (although may not be aware of). Despite his genetic disposition, I'd say that CH has so much to live for, he may pull through the greatest odds.

He has changed lives. There is a worldwide atheistic love-thing going on for him; every-time I spin around, I find another of his fans following his progress.

FGFM said...

Most alternative treatments tap into and unleash reserves that certain personality [sic] hold (although may not be aware of).

Most alternative treatments are bullshit.

Laker said...

Once again, we have the believers of the supernatural pissing all over the chance for science to advance their knowledge in the field of stem cell research, at least as far as government funding goes. This madness has got to stop. Hopefully Hitch will recover and lead the charge against these backward-thinking bullies who put their superstitious beliefs ahead of the lives of the rest of us.

 
 
 

Christopher reads from Hitch-22: A Memoir