Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
John Horgan is a science journalist and Director of the Center for Science Writings at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. A former senior writer at Scientific American, he has also written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, National Geographic, The Washington Post, Slate, and other publications. He writes an online column for Scientific American and produces “Mind-Body Problems” for the online talk show Bloggingheads.tv.
Horgan’s first book was the 1996 bestseller The End of Science: Facing the Limits of Science in the Twilight of the Scientific Age, republished with a new preface in 2015. His most recent book, Pay Attention: Sex, Death, and Science, a lightly fictionalized, stream-of-consciousness account of a day in his life, will be published this fall. His four other books include Mind-Body Problems: Science, Subjectivity and Who We Really Are, which takes a radical new approach to the deepest of all mysteries, and The End of War, which rebuts the widespread belief that war is inevitable.
Horgan’s publications have received international coverage. He has been interviewed hundreds of times for print, radio, and television media and lectured at dozens of institutions in North America and Europe. His awards include the Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellowship in Science and Religion; the American Psychiatric Association Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding Reporting on Psychiatric Issues; the Science Journalism Award of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and the National Association of Science Writers Science-in-Society Award. His articles have been selected for the anthologies The Best American Science and Nature Writing and The Best American Science Writing.