Nanotronics hosted an essay contest for FQXI on the links between science and physics. This is now available as a book and relates to all of us pursuing science and even technology. As we move from calculations as a model of nature to the laboratory and factory these fundamental questions become all the more important to ask.
FQXi - Foundational Questions Institute
FQXi catalyzes, supports, and disseminates research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality, but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources.