Francis Bacon and the Occult World of the Scientific Revolution

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Quote:Carl Sagan & others have quoted Francis Bacon, a key figure of the Scientific Revolution, as a critic of magic. But are such portrayals historically legit?
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell

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