Thursday, July 19, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 13th sacred

Roger Bacon, 1214-1292
- considered one of the great English scholars of the day - his writings survived, so much of later science built on him - he advocated the study of the ancient languages so that one could read
the ancient writings as they had been written - he also insisted that to be sure something was factual, one needed to use experiments to discover information - curiously enough in one of his works, Roger mentions Peter de Maricourt who was already demonstrating as fact what Roger and others were thinking of a possible (the only mention in history of Peter de Maricourt)

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