Science Demands Being Guided by a Right Reason and True Religion

“If the debasement of arts and sciences to purposes of wickedness, luxury, and the like, be made a ground of objection, let no one be moved thereby. For the same may be said of all earthly goods: of wit, courage, strength, beauty, wealth, light itself, and the rest. Only let the human race recover that right over nature which belongs to it by divine bequest, and let power be given it; the exercise thereof will be governed by sound reason and true religion.” (p. 301) [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]