In a talk last spring at the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS) (http://necss.org/), science journalist John Horgan complained that skeptics dwell too much on "soft" targets, like Bigfoot and homeopathy, and not enough on "hard" targets, like Big Pharma and U.S. militarism. Skeptics accused Horgan of ignorance and arrogance. Because he is a glutton for punishment, Horgan has agreed to appear before New York City Skeptics to expand on his original arguments and rebut his critics.
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 [masked]), 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 (http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/)" blog for Scientific American and contributes to "Science Faction" on Bloggingheads.tv (http://bloggingheads.tv/programs/current/science-faction). He tweets under the tag @horganism.
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