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29 ) we are ' left only to Observation and Experiment ( IV . ü . 28 ] . In learning
about the properties of gold ' we can go no farther than particular Experience
informs us ' [ IV . jï . 29 ] . But observation and experiment can provide us only
The Things that , as far as our Observation reaches , we constantly find to
proceed regularly , we may conclude , do act by a Law set them ; but yet by a Law
, that we know nod ' ( IV . 3 . 29 ] . We may ' suppose that it is universally and
Bacon ' s idea that systematic observation and experiment is needed as the
foundation for a satisfactory ' natural philosophy did not go unchallenged .
Sergeant was sure ' the Way of Experiments ' was a complete waste of time . '
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