Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it outThe almanac Aug 30, 2008
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certaintiesThe almanac Jun 27, 2008
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the otherThe almanac Jun 13, 2011
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certaintiesThe almanac Jun 27, 2009
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it outThe almanac Aug 30, 2009
Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount Saint Alban, KC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, author and pioneer of the scientific method. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution.
Bacon has been called the father of empiricism. His works established and popularized inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry, often called the Baconian method, or simply the scientific method. His demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a new turn in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for science, much of which still surrounds conceptions of proper methodology today. His dedication probably led to his death, bringing him into a rare historical group of scientists who were killed by their own experiments.
Bacon was knighted in 1603, and created both the Baron Verulam in 1618, and the Viscount St Alban in 1621; as he died without heirs both peerages became extinct upon his death. He famously died of pneumonia contracted while studying the effects of freezing on the preservation of meat.