The Hitch

Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie, James Fenton & Ian McEwan – Heros reminiscing on the death of my all time hero Christopher Hitchens – a wonderful hour of intelligent and amusing anecdote.

BBC Jeremy Paxman interview with Christopher Hitchens

Top quality debate at Oxford University

Another excellent debate – the argument really warms up at c. 19 minutes – when Hitch starts on the argument from astronomy. The ‘new’ (to a beginner like me of course) research and Human Origins project at the Washington Smithsonian mentioned at c. 25 mins. has mind-bending philosophical implications. At least three other hominid species in addition to us – some decorating graves – yet all now extinct. Have their souls gone to heaven?