Bacon was adding on to aristotle"s groundwork. Achieve understanding not purely based on on theology. Get rid of assumptions and rely on observations. Loose observations to get to the point of absolute knowledge. Scientific revolution- amateurs who have other careers and in there spare times they experiment scientists, it is strictly what theories were crucial in that point in time) Clerk of star chamber, queen"s counsel(cid:524) but mounting debts. Sir nicolas bacon = prominent lawyer and government position. Nothing less than change the way human beings understand the natural world. Change the way human beings acquire and test knowledge. More successful than bacon at the time. As a result his public life is destroyed, due to accepting bribes. Transformation of understanding of nature and the society. Advances in physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and astronomy. They solve each of their problems to find their conclusions. Go through their own process of knowledge and how to go about it.