George Johnson (born January
20, 1952, in Fayetteville, Arkansas) is a science writer and author working from
Santa Fe, New
Colbert Report Appearance
On Thursday, May 7
Johnson appeared on the Stephen
show to promote his new book, entitled "The Ten Most
Beautiful Experiments". During his appearance, Johnson convinced
Colbert to touch the spark produced by one of the electricity
experiments. Colbert shocked his hand yelling obscenities that were
bleeped out but appeared to be fine after the incident.
Currently, Johnson is one of the co-hosts (with science writer
"Science Saturday", a weekly discussion related to science topics
on the website Bloggingheads.tv
Many prominent scientists, philosophers, and bloggers have been
interviewed on Bloggingheads.tv. When Horgan and Johnson converse,
they generally discuss a wide variety of current science related
- The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments. Knopf, 2008.
- Miss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who
Discovered How to Measure the Universe. James Atlas
- A Shortcut Through Time: The Path to the Quantum
Computer. Knopf, 2003.
- Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in
20th-Century Physics. Knopf, 1999. Vintage paperback,
- Fire in the Mind: Science, Faith, and the Search for
Order. Knopf, 1995. Vintage paperback, 1996.
- In the Palaces of Memory: How We Build the Worlds Inside
Our Heads. Knopf, 1991. Vintage paperback, 1992.
- Machinery of the Mind: Inside the New Science of Artificial
Intelligence. Times Books, 1986. Tempus / Microsoft paperback,
- Architects of Fear: Conspiracy Theories and Paranoia in
American Politics. Tarcher/Houghton Mifflin, 1984.
- Articles by George Johnson
- George Johnson | The Colbert Report | Comedy