The Foundational Questions Institute has announced the launch of its latest essay contest with the topic “Is Reality Digital or Analog?” This was the most popular choice in a poll held earlier this year and it is a title sure to attract many authors and some very diverse theories about nature.
This year the contest is sponsored by The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation with Scientific American as a media partner and the winners to be announced at the World Science Festival in New York. This will mean extra publicity for the contest and winners.
As previously, the institute welcomes entrants from anyone. Earlier contests have had a refreshing mix of authors ranging from people with very little scientific background to well known physicists. This year there is extra encouragement for independent researchers to enter because the judges may award up to two prizes to the top essays from “non-professional and/or non-academic” entrants.