Economists show increased research efforts are yielding decreasing returns.
Horgan reconsiders his thesis for a new edition of his controversial book.
A radical new meta-solution to the deepest, oldest mystery.
Horgan accuses self-appointed skeptics of going after easy targets.
"Cross-check" (Scientific American blog), August 12, 2014.
Drones may soon become ubiquitous in U.S. skies. National Geographic, 2013.
The wetware that gives rise to consciousness is far too complex to be replicated in a computer anytime soon. IEEE Spectrum, June 2008.
An essay that considers whether it is ethical for an agnostic to accept money from the Templeton Foundation, which seeks to reconcile science and religion.
An account of the pioneering research on brain implants in humans and other animals by Jose Delgado and others, Scientific American, October 2005.
Explores whether scientists will ever have complete understanding of and control over the brain's neural code. Discover, October 2004.
Investigation of peyote use in Native American Church. Discover, February 2003.
An annotated list of articles, reviews, and essays written over the past two decades for Scientific American, The New York Times, Washington Post, Times Literary Supplement, Slate, and other magazines and newspapers.
Horgan describes his trials and tribulations in a Zen class taught by a Japanese-American woman in his hometown.
A breakfast conversation in Basel, Switzerland, with the anthropologist Christian Ratsch.
Horgan talks to the authors of The Guru Papers about the dangers of cults, gurus, and spiritual authority.
John Horgan visits the reclusive Benedictine monk Brother David Stendl-Rast, a former teacher at Esalen and leader in the effort to establish a Catholic dialogue with Buddhism, at a monastery in western New York.
John Horgan describes meeting Stephen Batchelor, author of The Faith to Doubt and Buddhism Without Beliefs.
John Horgan describes his meeting with the guru Andrew Cohen, founder of the journal What Is Enlightenment? and advocate of the myth of the totally enlightened guru. This article includes brief digressions on Yogi Bhajan, popularizer of kundalini yoga, and Amrit Desai, founder of Kripalu.