Jim Holt

Jim Holt is a longtime contributor to The New Yorker—where he has written on string theory, time, infinity, numbers, truth, and bullshit, among other subjects—and the author of Stop Me If You’ve Heard This. He is also a frequent contributor to the New York Times. He lives in Greenwich Village, New York City.

Culturebox
July 23 2012 2:49 PMUpdike on the UniverseA conversation with the novelist about the mystery of existence.
Egghead
May 19 2004 10:59 AMThe Big Lab ExperimentWas our universe created by design?
Egghead
March 5 2004 8:11 AMDoes the End of the Universe Matter?
Slate's 10th Anniversary
March 4 2004 8:00 AMStar Trek and the Lifeboat Scenario
Slate's 10th Anniversary
March 4 2004 11:00 AMAlvy Singer's Terrible Fear
Egghead
Aug. 20 2003 2:21 PMMy So-Called UniverseOur cozy world is probably much bigger—and stranger—than we know.
Well-traveled
Feb. 27 2003 6:18 PMThe Formula for Finnish Style
Well-traveled
Feb. 25 2003 6:04 PMArchitecture for Risk-Averse Carphobes
Well-traveled
Feb. 21 2003 1:59 PMIKEA: A Force for Aesthetic Good
Well-traveled
Feb. 19 2003 4:14 PMA Diamond in the Sun
Egghead
Dec. 23 2002 11:13 AMThe Atheist Christmas ChallengeCan you prove God doesn't exist?
Egghead
Nov. 15 2002 10:12 AMThe Cyclical Theory of NightlifeWith scientific precision, our author predicts the return of nightlife in the first three months of 2005.
The Breakfast Table
May 9 2002 1:58 PMAve Atque Vale
The Breakfast Table
May 8 2002 2:21 PMI Am Not a Bore
The Breakfast Table
May 7 2002 3:15 PMIs Boston the Next Hot Place?
Egghead
Dec. 1 2004 6:38 AMThe Man Behind the MemeAn interview with Richard Dawkins.
Slate's 10th Anniversary
March 5 2004 8:11 AMDoes the End of the Universe Matter?
Egghead
March 4 2004 8:00 AMStar Trek and the Lifeboat Scenario
Egghead
March 4 2004 11:00 AMAlvy Singer's Terrible Fear
Egghead
Sept. 22 2003 11:28 AMExit, Pursued by a LobsterJean-Paul Sartre: Brilliant philosopher, or totalitarian apologist?
Books
May 16 2003 12:49 PMMy Son, the RobotWill technology end human life as we know it? Yes, says Bill McKibben.
Well-traveled
Feb. 26 2003 7:03 PMBilbao, Finland
Well-traveled
Feb. 24 2003 7:21 PMVenice, Sweden
Well-traveled
Feb. 20 2003 2:03 PMThe Ancient Origins of Danish Modern
Well-traveled
Feb. 18 2003 4:15 PMParis, Denmark
Egghead
Dec. 3 2002 11:51 AMJohn Rawls' Unrisky BusinessDid he rig one of political philosophy's great thought experiments?
Egghead
Oct. 8 2002 3:52 PMSex and DeathThe awful existential significance of cellular suicide.
The Breakfast Table
May 9 2002 11:22 AMOf Hedgehogs and Foxes
The Breakfast Table
May 8 2002 11:03 AMStriking a Blow for Brevity
The Breakfast Table
May 7 2002 11:03 AMFessing Up

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