Another busy week of physics-y blogging over at Forbes. I'm pretty bad about remembering to post pointers to individual posts here, but I can probably just about manage to do a weekly links dump of what I've been posting.
-- What's The Point Of Science Without "Eureka!" Moments? Picking up on a conversation I had at Convergence, about whether there's any point in doing experiments whose outcome won't be a surprise.
-- Should We Have An Institute For Low-Energy Fundamental Physics Picking up a bit from one of the Convergence talks, where Savas Dimopoulos suggested forming an institute to house low-energy experiments aimed at probing fundamental physics (atom inteferometers, EDM searches, etc.).
-- Why The Most Exciting Thing In Science Is Not Knowing Stuff My original title, reflected in the URL, was "The Ecstasy of Ignorance," a response to Adam Frank's "The Agony of Ignorance" at NPR.
-- What Physics Should Learn From Economics Nature ran yet another "physicists should stop talking about preliminary results" piece; the next morning, the monthly jobs report came out. I explain why the latter is a counterargument against the former.
So, that's what I've been up to...