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" I HAD rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. "
The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England - Pagina cdlii
door Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1834
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God and the New Physics

P. C. W. Davies, Paul Davies - 1984 - 255 pagina’s
...fundamental constants must remain the most compelling evidence for an element of cosmic design. 14. Miracles 'God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.' Francis Bacon 'There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number...
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Space and the Eighteenth-Century English Novel, Volume 1

Simon Varey - 1990 - 220 pagina’s
...been flourishing for some time. In his essay 'Of Atheism' (1613) Francis Bacon said he preferred to believe 'all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud,...convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.'60 Later, opponents of Epicureanism and advocates of the design argument were similarly certain...
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The Story of Philosophy

Will Durant - 1961 - 543 pagina’s
...philosophy is secular and rationalistic, he makes an eloquent and apparently sincere disclaimer of unbelief. "I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...than that this universal frame is without a mind. ... A little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1993 - 1092 pagina’s
...silence at the stars. WALT WHITMAN (1819-921. US poet. When 1 Heard the Leam'd Astronomer. ATHEISM 1 I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend,...than that this universal frame is without a Mind. FRANCIS BACON (1561-1626). English philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, 'Of Atheism" (1597-1625)....
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Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man

Catherine Drinker Bowen - 1993 - 245 pagina’s
...stay for an answer." Or on death: "Men fear death, as children fear to go in the dark." Or on atheism: "I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...than that this universal frame is without a mind." Consider the opening line of the essay on gardens, in lighter vein but bearing again that touch of...
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Back to Darwin: The Scientific Case for Deistic Evolution

Michael Anthony Corey - 1994 - 434 pagina’s
...43. Ibid., p. 164. 44. Ibid. 45. Ibid. CHAPTER 11 On the Role of Natural Processes in the Creation God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. FRANCIS BACON 11.1 God is Natural Much of the reason for the scientific community's rejection of a...
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The Natural History of Creation: Biblical Evolutionism and the Return of ...

Michael Anthony Corey - 1995 - 446 pagina’s
...science alone will probably never be able to answer. XIII. Evolution and the Nature of the Miraculous God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. - Francis Bacon The word "miracle" means different things to different people. For some, it means a...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 pagina’s
...DONNE, (c. 1572-1631) British divine, metaphysical poet. "The Progress of the Soul," St. 52. Atheism 1 I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. FRANCIS BACON, (1561-1626) British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Atheism," (1597-1...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - 1999 - 216 pagina’s
...with the other great men in the state; or else the remedy is worse than the disease. 16. OF ATHEISM I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,*...a mind. And therefore God never wrought miracle to convince4 atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth...
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Leaps of Faith: Science, Miracles, and the Search for Supernatural Consolation

Nicholas Humphrey - 1999 - 244 pagina’s
...further living proof of his wisdom and munificence. Francis Bacon expressed the general faith in 1612: 'I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...Alcoran than that this universal frame is without a Mind ... It is true that a little [natural] philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy...
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