Francis Bacon: The First Philosopher of Modern Science

Francis Bacon was born in January 1561 in Elizabethan England. His father, Sir Nicholas Bacon, held the highest judicial office of State, the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, at the court of Elizabeth I. His mother, Anne, was the daughter of Edward VI’s tutor, and Anne’s sister was married to the Lord Treasurer. Born into this highly political family, the first love of Francis Bacon, it seems, was palace politics. After finishing his education at Trinity College, Cambridge, at the early age of sixteen, he was admitted to Gray’s Inn, which he left in 1576 for France. He lived there for a few years under the care of the Queen’s ambassador to the French Court.

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The Indian Tradition in Science and Technology : An Overview

Any study of the Indian tradition of science has to start with linguistics. Not only linguistics is the earliest of Indian sciences to have been rigorously systematised, but also this systematisation became the paradigm example for all other sciences.

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