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|Despite the barrier of opposing world views and incompatible lexicons, Dr Pinsent believes that engaging with philosophy could help science to better address the very big questions. "There has been no new conceptual breakthrough in physics in a quarter of a century," he says. He says this is partly because, science in isolation "is very good for producing stuff" but not so good for producing ideas. He invokes Einstein as an example of a truly philosophical scientist. "He began by asking the sorts of questions a child would ask," says Dr Pinsent, "like what would it be like to ride on a beam of light." "We face a problem in our culture of hyperspecialisation," says Dr Pinsent. And since Cern is searching for clues about how that world came to exist in the first place, it wants to see how its discoveries might fit into any world view.|
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