Victoria Gill BBC News October 15 2012
Dr Wilton, though, said he was hopeful that "scientists, theologians and philosophers alike might gain fresh insights from each other's disciplines".
"This is such an exciting conference," he told the BBC.
"It is the first time Cern has invited theologians and philosophers to debate with them.
"But by the end... we might find new ways of understanding our own positions.
"We might even find new ways of talking to each other about the beginning of the world."
The conference is being organised by Wilton Park, an agency of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
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