Power over Nature

„We must next, however, proceed to the supports and corrections of induction, and thence to concretes, the latent process, and latent conformations, and the other matters, which we have enumerated in their order in the twenty-first aphorism, in order that, like good and faithful guardians, we may yield up their fortune to mankind upon the emancipation and majority of their understanding; from which must necessarily follow an improvement of their estate, and an increase of their power over nature.“ (p. 292) #FrancisBacon #PowerOverNature

Bacon, Francis, Novum Organum. Or True Suggestions for the Interpretation of Nature; herausgegeben von Joseph Devey. New York: P. F. Collier & Son 1902.