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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
- Sir Francis Bacon
"The job of the artist is to deepen the mystery."
- Francis Bacon
authored book _New Atlantis_
outlining his vision of utopia
"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_
Spooky on Asphodel 1996
was he William
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
Sep 6 23:47:00 1982
... and I heard that Francis
Bacon really wrote the play, & that he was really Chinese ...