John Horgan, Science Journalist, created quite a stir at NECSS and on the Scientific American blog with his talk and post titled: Dear “Skeptics,” Bash Homeopathy and Bigfoot Less, Mammograms and War More. In it, he accused the skeptical community of being too “tribal” and not as critical of themselves as they are of the pseudoscience they bash.
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 (1986-1997), he has also written for The New York Times, National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Slate and other publications around the world. He writes the “Cross-check” blog for Scientific American and contributes to “Science Faction” on Bloggingheads.tv . He tweets under the tag @horganism (twitter.com/Horganism).