1. Congrats to Wes B., for winning the "Top Quark" from the 3QuarksDaily (which is a great aggregation site, if you're not already familiar with it). It's for this outstanding post of his a little while back on this very blog. The prize comes with both bragging rights and 1,000 smackeroos, so, if you see Wes, drinks are on him.
3. Interesting post on the NewAPPS blog by Catarina Dutilh Novaes, How can philosophical theories be empirically tested? It's a shame there hasn't been more of an exchange between this blog and that one so far.
Update: Appearing this morning, a discussion by Eric Schliesser of the item in #2 in the blog mentioned in #3.