This is a question we’ve been thinking about a lot. Here is a short article that frames the problem well.
JC just got back from the land down under, where he was teaching free energy methods at a workshop in Melbourne. The local students were many, including even a wallaby! The workshop was hosted by the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI).
Undergraduate physics major and group member Alex Covington wrote an article on our recent outreach efforts using VMD Lite at Pope High School in Marietta, GA. You can find it here.
Given the daunting challenges facing theoretical physicists working on new theories of the universe, what should be required of them in terms of proof?
Nature recently explored that very question.