At a recent TED talk in Geneva, CERN particle physicist Harry Cliff presented his audience with a controversial new concept: science may be entering an era where "we could be facing questions that we cannot answer. Not because we don’t have the brains or technology, but because the laws of physics themselves forbid it." Key to Cliff’s concept are two numbers: one concerning the strength of the Higgs Field, as validated in recent years by the production of the Higgs boson, and the other being the force exerted by what physicists call dark energy.
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