Bacon (bâ´ken), Francis First Baron Verulam and Viscount Saint Albans.
English philosopher, essayist, courtier, jurist, and statesman. His writings include The Advancement of Learning (1605) and the Novum Organum (1620), in which he proposed a theory of scientific knowledge based on observation and experiment that came to be known as the inductive method.
The universe is not to be narrowed down to the limits of our understanding… but our understanding must be stretched and enlarged take in the image of the universe as it is discovered.
– Sir Francis Bacon
“The job of the artist is to deepen the mystery.”
– Francis Bacon
authored book _New Atlantis_ outlining his vision of utopia (1627)
“We have also sound houses, where we practice and demonstrate all sounds and their generation. We have harmonies which you have not, of quarter sounds and lesser slides of sounds. Divers instruments of music likewise to you unknown, some sweeter than any you have; together with bells and rings that are dainty and sweet. We represent small sounds as great and deep; likewise divers tremblings and warblings of founds, which in their original are entire. We represent and imitate all articulate sounds and letters, and the voices of beasts and birds. We have certain helps which set to the ear do further the hearing greatly. We have also divers strange and artificial echoes, reflecting the voice many times, and as it were tossing it; and some that give back the voice louder than it came, some shriller and some deeper; yea, some rendering the voice, differing in the letters or articulate sound from that they receive. We have also means to convey sounds in tubes and pipes, in strange lines and distances…”
– taken from the liner notes from _Songs Of A Dead Dreamer_ CDb by DJ Spookyon Asphodel 1996
was he William Shakespeare?
Bacon, Francis, 1909-92, English painter; b. Ireland. Self-taught, he expressed the satirical, horrifying, and hallucinatory in such works as Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion (1944; Tate Gall., London).
first mention of Francis Bacon in Usenet:
From: uicsovax!pat (uicsovax!pat)
Subject: Re: re: Forbidden Planet – (nf)
Date: 1982-09-08 03:03:40 PST
uicsovax!pat Sep 6 23:47:00 1982
… and I heard that Francis Bacon really wrote the play, & that he was really Chinese …