Christopher Hitchens

Perhaps the best way to honour the late Christopher Hitchens is to forget him entirely. This, at least, is consistent with his philosophy. According to his worldview, the universe has already done so. In cosmic time, each living being’s time is infinitesimally brief, so brief as to be virtually non-existent. Writings, contributions, memories, fame, fortune, deeds good and bad (as if those categories can even exist in Hitchen’s universe) have no lasting impact or meaning. The universe forgets us all, for it never knew us.

There’s another explanation, of course.