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Roger Bacon, the 13th century English philosopher and Franciscan monk, conducted the first study of optics employing principles of empirical methodology. The study and his association with the so-called "Oxford Franciscan school", founded by Robert Grosseteste, assisted in the early development of British empiricism at Oxford in the modern tradition.

In 1662 King Charles II Stuart, elder brother of James II, granted the Royal Charter for the establishment of the The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge. Known simply as Royal Society today, the actual operational charter was predicated on Bacon's natural philosophy as expounded in Novum Organum Scientiarum and New Atlantis. The society is the oldest of its type that's still functioning as originally chartered. Robert Boyle was one of the Founding Fellows.

New Atlantis and my novel Puramore both represent a utopian view of the future. Both are also strikingly similar in many ways, not the least of which is sharing a similar thesis. For instance, Bensalem, in terms of main setting, the mythical island off the coast of Peru, and Puramore, the mythical country set in the Andes mountain range near Ecuador, are both enclaves of underground scientific communities devoted to conducting advanced research. Moreover, both envision unbridled scientific development as leading to spiritual enlightment. In this view, science serves to evolve mankind to a level of spiritual grace the race possessed prior to "the Fall". For your information, I knew next to nothing about Francis during the time I composed Puramore from 2002 to 2009, and only became aware of New Atlantis when conducting research applicable to this blog article.

Following Bacon's example, British empiricism continued to develop, most notably as defined through the natural philosophy as expressed by Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Mill and Bertrand Russell. Isaac Newton's seminal work, Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, was the first glorious affirmation of the universal validity of the methodology.

Tycho Brahe contributed to empiricism through his invention and employment of calibrated instrumentation to objectively observe and measure natural phenomenon. His methodology is credited as an essential contribution to the scientific revolution.

Thomas Jefferson considered Francis, Locke and Newton as the three most intelligent men who ever lived. Bacon is largely regarded as being the primary author of the two charters for the government of the Virginia Colony written in 1610. Thomas incorporated many of the governmental ideals set forth in that document when he drafted the Declaration of Independence . Many scholars thus deem Francis as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.

The Napoleonic Code is closely patterned after Francis' legal reform proposals. In point of fact, historian William Hepworth Dixon stated that it was "the sole embodiment of Bacon's thought", and that his legal reform work "...blossomed and come into fruit" in France.

There's an substantial body of anecdotal evidence associating Francis and Earl Edward de Vere as illegitimate sons of Queen Elizabeth I.


Sir Francis Bacon
Birth 22 Jan 1561 in York House Off Strand, London England
Death 1627 in London, Middlesex, England

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John Locke, FRS
Birth 29 Aug 1632 in Wrington, Somerset
Death 28 Oct 1704 in Oates, Essex, England

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George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne (eponym of Berkeley, California)
Birth 1685 in Kilkenny, Ireland
Death 1753 in Oxfordshire, England

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David Hume
Birth 26 Apr 1711 in in tenement in Lawnmarket Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Death 25 Aug 1776 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

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John Stuart Mill, FRSE
Birth 1806 in Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England
Death 1873 in Avignon, France

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SOURCES

Francis Bacon Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_...

Roger Bacon Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Bacon

New Atlantis Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Atla...

Novum Organum Scientiarum Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novum_Or...

Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica Wiki

Royal Society Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_So...

Oxford Franciscan school Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_F...

Lady Anne Cooke Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Bacon

Prince Tudor Theory Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_T...

Baconian method Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baconian...

Scientific method Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientif...

Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosop...

Analytic philopsophy Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analytic...

Royal Society website http://royalsociety.org/

Bacon's Royal Parentage http://www.sirbacon.org/links/parenta...

Son of the Virgin Queen http://www.lyons1.com/lyons1/virginqu...

Sir Francis Bacon is William Tudor http://www.light-of-truth.com/baconle...

Crytographic Shakespeare http://www.baconscipher.com/index.html


Francis' books and other writing

Works by Francis Bacon Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Works_by...

The Essays

The New Atlantis

Francis Bacon

The New Organon

The Collected Works of Sir Francis Bacon

The Advancement Of Learning

Of Empire

Selected Philosophical Works (Bacon)

Wisdom of the Ancients


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation

Francis Bacon

Golden Lads: Sir Francis Bacon, Anthony Bacon, and Their Friends

Sir Francis Bacon: A Biography

Tragedy of Sir Francis Bacon

A Rosicrucian Biography of Sir Francis Bacon - Pamphlet

Sir Francis Bacon - English Philosopher and Statesman

The Bi-Lateral Cypher of Sir Francis Bacon, Volume 3

Ciphers For the Little Folks: A Method of Teaching the Greatest Work of Sir Francis Bacon

Sir Francis Bacon's Journals: The Rarest of Princes


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