Francis Bacon on the Need of New Untried Means to Perform Things That Have Never Yet Been Performed

“It would be madness, and inconsistency, to suppose that things which have never yet been performed, can be performed without employing some hitherto untried means.” (p. 253) [Francis Bacon. Novum Organum: Instauratio Magna (New Instrument: The Great Renewal). Emphasis added. Note: Organum – 1) set of principles for use in philosophical and scientific research; 2) set of works by Aristotle on logic and the art of philosophizing]