New Results Demand Hitherto Untried Means
“It would be madness and inconsistency to suppose that things which have never yet been performed can be performed without employing some hitherto untried means.” [Francis Bacon, Novum Organum: Instauratio Magna (New Instrument: The Great Renewal), Book I, VI]
Science Needs to Be Governed By Sound Reason and True Religion
“Lastly, if the debasement of arts and sciences to purposes of wickedness, luxury, and the like, be made a ground of objection, let no one be moved thereby. For the same may be said of all earthly goods: of wit, courage, strength, beauty, wealth, light itself, and the rest. Only let the human race recover that right over nature which belongs to it by divine bequest, and let power be given it; the exercise thereof will be governed by sound reason and true religion.” [Francis Bacon. Novum Organum: Instauratio Magna (New Instrument: The Great Renewal), Book I, CXXIX; emphasis added. Note: Organum – 1) set of principles for the use of philosophical or scientific investigation; 2) set of works by Aristotle about logic and the art of philosophize.]
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