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Ambitious but not fanciful

New departures might end by revising current science

By AC Grayling   June 2015

Part of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. © Julian Herzog

Read Frank Close on what happens when you can’t test a theory

Experiment and observation lie at the heart of science. Ideas that are consistent with everything—positive and negative—that nature says about them, are empty; ideas that cannot be tested against nature lie under suspicion until some way of subjecting them to empirical interrogation is devised. That is the bottom line.

What, then, are we to say when…

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