Thursday, April 9, 2009
April 9: A Perfect Land in a Wilderness of Waters (Vol. 3, pp. 145-155)
Sir Francis Bacon died this day in 1629, and the selection today from "New Atlantis" seems at first to be just another adventure story. However, this piece written toward the end of his life is really more of a vision of what the world could be like if truth and science could be used to promote human freedom and happiness.