"My claim is that science is a bounded enterprise, limited by social,
economic, physical and cognitive factors. Science is being threatened,
literally, in some cases, by technophobes like the Unabomber, by animal-rights
activists, by creationists and other religious fundamentalists, by post-modern
philosophers and, most important of all, by stingy politicians. "
a science writer, oversees the science writings program at the Stevens
Institute of Technology. He was a senior writer at Scientific American
from 1986 to 1997. He has also written for the New York Times, Washington
Post, New Republic, Slate, London Times, Times Literary Supplement
among other publications.
He is the
author of The
End of Science;The
Undiscovered Mind;and Rational
Dispatches from the Border Between Science and Spirituality.
reading on Edge:
I Think Science Is Ending" A Talk With John Horgan;
End of Horgan?"
Defense of Common Sense"
Horgan's Home Page