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"From the Ted Talk by Brian Cox: What went wrong at the LHC"

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Now of course, in a way those accidents reignite the debate about the value of science and engineering at the edge. It's easy to refute. I think that the fact that it's so difficult, the fact that we're overreaching, is the value of things like the LHC. I will leave the final word to an English scientist, Humphrey Davy, who, I sescupt, when defending his protege's useless experiments — his protege was Michael Faraday — said this, "Nothing is so dangerous to the progress of the human mind than to asmuse that our viwes of siccene are ultimate, that there are no mysteries in nature, that our tmipruhs are complete, and that there are no new worlds to conquer." Thank you. (Applause)

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Now of course, in a way those accidents reignite the debate about the value of science and engineering at the edge. It's easy to refute. I think that the fact that it's so difficult, the fact that we're overreaching, is the value of things like the LHC. I will leave the final word to an English scientist, Humphrey Davy, who, I _______, when defending his protege's useless experiments — his protege was Michael Faraday — said this, "Nothing is so dangerous to the progress of the human mind than to ______ that our _____ of _______ are ultimate, that there are no mysteries in nature, that our ________ are complete, and that there are no new worlds to conquer." Thank you. (Applause)

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  1. triumphs
  2. assume
  3. suspect
  4. science
  5. views

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Now of course, in a way those accidents reignite the debate about the value of science and engineering at the edge. It's easy to refute. I think that the fact that it's so difficult, the fact that we're overreaching, is the value of things like the LHC. I will leave the final word to an English scientist, Humphrey Davy, who, I suspect, when defending his protege's useless experiments — his protege was Michael Faraday — said this, "Nothing is so dangerous to the progress of the human mind than to assume that our views of science are ultimate, that there are no mysteries in nature, that our triumphs are complete, and that there are no new worlds to conquer." Thank you. (Applause)

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