Ian T. Taylor


The historical relationship between Francis Bacon and his method of interpreting nature, the Royal Society of London and the Geological Society of London is reviewed. The Baconian method is described, its deficiencies noted and the fact that both the foundational work for geology and Darwinian evolution has slipped between the cracks of the Baconian method explained.


Francis Bacon; Scientific Method; Criticism; Evolution; Darwin; Geologic column; Royal Society; Geological Society; Freemasonry


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