John Horgan is the author of The End of War and winner of the 2005 Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellowship in Science and Religion. In addition to being a science journalist, Horgan is the Director of the Center for Science Writings at Stevenson Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. Horgan has written three other books Rational Mysticism: Dispatches from the Border Between Science and Spirituality, The End of Science: Facing the Limits of Science in the Twilight of the Scientific Age, and The Undiscovered Mind: How the Human Brain Defies Replication, Medication and Explanation. Horgan received a B.A. and an M.S. from Columbia University. He lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.
A true pacifist doesn’t even think there should be police forces. I can’t agree with that.
I think religious people can really help to bring the end of war about very rapidly if they embrace the tenants of their faith.
I think that the debate over the existence of free will is so much more consequential than the debate over the existence of God.
War is just not something that you see when you go back into human evolution. And culture, in fact, can also help us overcome this very destructive behavior.