Thursday, June 18, 2009

Daily Dose

From A History of the English People, by John Richard Green


"Not only, indeed, did Bacon fail to anticipate the methods of modern science, but he even rejected the great scientific discoveries of his own day. He set aside with the same scorn the astronomical theory of Copernicus and the magnetic investigations of Gilbert. The contempt seems to have been fully returned by the scientific workers of his day. 'The lord chancellor wrote on science,' said Harvey, the discoverer of the circulation of the blood, 'like a lord chancellor.'"

From Vol. VI 1567 - 1611

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