Name: John Horgan
Where you live: Cold Spring, NY
What you do as a vocation or avocation? Thinking, writing, gabbing.
Your two favorite books: Ficciones by Borges, Varieties of Religious Experience, by James
Your two favorite songs: Are You Experienced, Hendrix, The End, The Doors (what can I say, I’m an old acid head)
Why you are interested in spirituality? Even hard-core atheists are interested in spirituality, whether or not they admit or realize it. And like I said, I’m an old acid head.
Your favorite quote: “We don’t know enough to be pessimistic.” Norman Cousins
Your favorite web sites: ??
Your hero? I don’t really have heros. We’re all bozos on this bus.
A spiritual lesson you hope to learn? Every moment of your life is a friggin miracle.
A place in the world where you feel spiritually “connected?” On the Hudson River, in my girlfriend’s apartment, in my apartment if my kids are there.
Blog for Scientific American:
Editor’s Note: Check out John’s other books too: The End Of Science: Facing The Limits Of Knowledge In The Twilight of the Scientific Age… and Where Was God on September 11? (A Scientist Asks a Ground Zero Pastor…