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Christopher Hitchens and Cancer

Late one night in early July, I was working in my lab when I noticed a sudden burst of activity from our schadenfreudeometer. I'd never seen anything like it — with readings registering far above the announcement of Reagan's Alzheimer's, and an amazing 89.7% above the announcement of Dick Cheney's shooting of a fellow hunter in the face. As I began to look at the data in an attempt to make sense of it all, I noticed that the strongest readings were coming from the so-called "Christian" countries, with Virginia Beach, Virginia and Vatican City registering off the charts. Instinctively, I knew that one of the "four horsemen" of the New Atheism was in trouble. My first thought, of course, was that Richard Dawkins had been hit by a bus bearing the banner, "There's probably no God." But as I Googled their names — Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, and Hitchens (in that order) — I finally learned the disheartening news that Christopher Hitchens had been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus.
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