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upon and describe the early philosophical roots of modern 

science. This is significant in itself. For whilst scientists such 

as Stephen Hawking may dismiss philosophy and theology 

out of hand as outmoded pre- or pseudo-scientific 

approaches to knowledge, they forget that modern science 

had its roots in ‘natural philosophy’ - and that its earliest 

pioneers did not call themselves ‘scientists’ but ‘natural 

philosophers’. It is high time then, to rescue Philosophy, the 

mother of Science, from the arrogance of its child. For even a 

cursory examination of the language used by leading 

physicists such as himself reveals the most imprecise use of 

language, the grossest of logical contradictions - and the 

crassest forms of pseudo-philosophising.


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