Roger Bacon's circular diagrams relating to the scientific study of optics. By Roger Bacon also Saint Germaine, late 13th Century.

Roger Bacon's circular diagrams relating to the scientific study of optics. By Roger Bacon also Saint Germaine, late 13th Century.

Roger Bacon, OFM-- (Latin: Rogerus or Rogerius Bacon, also Frater Rogerus, "Brother Roger"; 1219/20-1292), also known by the scholastic accolade Doctor Mirabilis (Latin for "wondrous doctor"), was an English philosopher and Franciscan friar who placed considerable emphasis on the study of nature through empirical methods. In the early modern era, he was regarded as a wizard and particularly famed for the story of his mechanical or necromantic brazen head.

Roger Bacon, OFM-- (Latin: Rogerus or Rogerius Bacon, also Frater Rogerus, "Brother Roger"; 1219/20-1292), also known by the scholastic accolade Doctor Mirabilis (Latin for "wondrous doctor"), was an English philosopher and Franciscan friar who placed considerable emphasis on the study of nature through empirical methods. In the early modern era, he was regarded as a wizard and particularly famed for the story of his mechanical or necromantic brazen head.

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Roger Bacon

Roger Bacon

Medieval philosophy did not encourage scientific endeavor, but a few scholars, such as Roger Bacon, did important experimental work in optics and other fields.

Medieval philosophy did not encourage scientific endeavor, but a few scholars, such as Roger Bacon, did important experimental work in optics and other fields.

Optical diagram showing light being refracted by a spherical glass container full of water (from Roger Bacon, De multiplicatione specierum). More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_in_the_Middle_Ages

Optical diagram showing light being refracted by a spherical glass container full of water (from Roger Bacon, De multiplicatione specierum). More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_in_the_Middle_Ages

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Brian Neal becomes winningest Roger Bacon coach vs. Fenwick. Photo: Roger Bacon head coach Brian Neal thanks the crowd as he's honored after the OHSAA high school boys' basketball game between the Roger Bacon Spartans and the Fenwick Falcons at Roger Bacon High School in St. Bernard, Ohio, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Coach Neal became the winningest coach in school history with a 69-28 win at home. The Enquirer/Sam Greene

Brian Neal becomes winningest Roger Bacon coach vs. Fenwick. Photo: Roger Bacon head coach Brian Neal thanks the crowd as he's honored after the OHSAA high school boys' basketball game between the Roger Bacon Spartans and the Fenwick Falcons at Roger Bacon High School in St. Bernard, Ohio, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Coach Neal became the winningest coach in school history with a 69-28 win at home. The Enquirer/Sam Greene

Roger Bacon: In Life and Legend

Roger Bacon: In Life and Legend

Roger Bacon, 1220. L'empirisme considère que la connaissance se fonde sur l'accumulation d'observations et de faits mesurables, dont on peut extraire des lois générales par un raisonnement inductif, allant par conséquent du concret à l'abstrait.

Roger Bacon, 1220. L'empirisme considère que la connaissance se fonde sur l'accumulation d'observations et de faits mesurables, dont on peut extraire des lois générales par un raisonnement inductif, allant par conséquent du concret à l'abstrait.

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