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Ng 1 Edwin Ng Mr. Brooks and Mrs. Gordy World Studies, Period 3 and 4 19 February 2019 The Brain’s Reckoning Bacon, a delicious piece of meat but also a philosopher that taught us up to this day to question everything in the world. Sir Francis Bacon, an English politician and philosopher, was born in 1561 in London and grew up to be Lord Chancellor and attorney general of England before resigning from evidence of corruption against him (Biography 2019). After his political career, he focused more on science and philosophy. During his time of the scientific revolution many discoveries made by scientists, none cannot contest against the importance of Francis Bacon’s scientific method which allowed hypotheses and discoveries to be proven as facts easier and faster than before with data and measurements. To begin, Bacon’s scientific method helped acquire and confirm more theories and discoveries as facts during the time period from data collected. To show, one scientist, Galileo Galilei, an astronomer who agreed with the heliocentric model where the sun was in the middle of the solar system used inductive reasoning to prove the claim. By using the scientific method, Galilei was able to prove that the solar system used the heliocentric model because of the discovery of moons that orbit Jupiter and not the earth (Britannica 2019). Without the scientific method, Galileo can simply claim it to be without any evidence and based on his own reasoning. However, that would not make any logical sense since facts can be now anything someone reasons right or wrong. Without the scientific method, claims cannot be facts unless proven with data. Today, people still put Bacon’s method in use. Anywhere people may go, people even
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