Bacon’s Gift


As Francis Bacon defined the scientific method, Europe remained an agricultural civilization. Things were changing in the cities, but people believed things would continue more or less as they had always been. Nonetheless, within a century of Bacon’s writings, the world was confronted with steam engines, high-quality iron, electricity, pendulum clocks, microscopes, newspapers, dentistry, adding machines, and more. Bacon didn’t invent these things; he taught people how to invent them. And he also taught people how to see through lies.



Thomas Jefferson considered Bacon to be one of the three greatest men who ever lived. Sadly, almost none of us have actually seen Bacon’s work… he’s not considered important enough for modern education. This issue fills that gap.