Sad to report John Derbyshire is on chemotherapy for cancer
The base state for a chemotherapy patient, at least for this one, is listless apathy. Everything seems to move at half-speed. Tasks I could accomplish in a couple of hours now take all morning. This isnít particularly unpleasant, just income-diminishing for a freelancer on piecework.
Serious bummer. The Derb is one of the guys who write about politics and human nature without attachment to irrational ideologies. The Derb thinks we are all doomed (true enough) and his writings bring to mind the idea that the center can not hold.
I would wish the Derb well. But he and I both know wishes won't work against cancer. We need far more advanced biomedical science and biotechnology to defeat that killer.
|Share |||By Randall Parker at 2012 March 15 09:42 PM Life And Death|