GEORGE JOHNSON is a writer for the New York Times, working under contract from Sante Fe, New Mexico. He is the author of Fire in the Mind: Science, Faith, and the Search for Order; In the Palaces of Memory: How We Build the Worlds Inside Our Heads; Machinery of the Mind: Inside the New Science of Artificial Intelligence; Architects of Fear: Conspiracy Theories and Paranoia in American Politics; Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in 20th-Century Physics; and A Shortcut Through Time: The Path to a Quantum Computer. He has also written for The Atlantic Monthly, Time, Slate, and Wired.
When he's not writing, he likes to spend his time hiking in the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez mountains and working on his collection of 1920s radios.
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