Francis Bacon

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In existographies, Francis Bacon (394-329 BE) (1561-1626 ACM) (IQ:190|#28) (ID:2.92|65) (Cattell 1000:5) (RGM:96|1,350+) (PR:93|65AE / philosopher:14) (Gottlieb 1000:84) (Becker 160:104|2L) (Becker 139:26|11L) (Stokes 100:29) (Durant 10:6) (GPhE:#) (CR:154) (LH:5) (TL:159|#61) was an English philosopher and physicist, noted for []


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The following are quotes by Bacon:

“It must not be thought that heat generates motion or motion heat—though in some respects this is true—but that very essence of heat or the substantial self of heat is motion and nothing else.”
— Francis Bacon (1620), New Instruments [1]
“It is better to have no opinion of god at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him’ for one is ‘unbelief’, the other is contumely.”
— Francis Bacon (c.1620), Source; cited by John Tyndall (1784) in his "Materialism, Science, and Religion" (title page) BAAS Address [2]

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See also

  • Baconian
  • Baconian method (Ѻ)
  • Roger Bacon


  1. (a) Bacon, Francis. (1620). New Instruments: True Suggestions for the Interpretation of Nature (Novum Organum) (pg. 165). London: William Pickering, 1850.
    (b) Tyndall, John. (1875). Heat Considered as a Mode of Motion (Appendix to Chapter II, pgs. 50-51). D. Appleton and Co.
    (c) Novum Organum (New Instruments) – Wikipedia.
  2. Tyndall, John. (1874). “Address: Materialism, Science, and Religion”, British Association for the Advancement of Science, Belfast. Longmans.

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