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10/02/2007 11:04:24 »
How about someone further back that had to deal literally with church and state and try and formulate some ideas as well:
Bacon, Roger, c.1214–1294. English philosopher and scientist. He was interested in alchemy, the biological and physical sciences, and magic. Many discoveries have been credited to him, including the magnifying lens. He foresaw the extensive use of gunpowder and mechanical cars, boats, and planes. Bacon wrote in Latin and his works include On Mirrors, Metaphysical, and On the Multiplication of Species. He followed the maxim ‘Cease to be ruled by dogmas and authorities; look at the world!’
He was also set about, proving and disproving, the tenants of the “sciences” by using rational means and using a systematic system of notes and experiments to do so. As a result was called the first Scientist.