Roger Bacon

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Noun1.Roger Bacon - English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentationRoger Bacon - English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
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In the 13th century, Roger Bacon experimented with explosives by making black powder and, by the end of the 13th century, explosives were being used by many European countries.
Among their topics are changing motion: the place and misplace of Avicenna's theory of motion in the post-classical Islamic world, time and mind-dependence in Sayf al-Din al-Amidi's Abkar al-afkar, the medieval Hebrew reception of Avicenna's account of the formation and perseverance of dry land: between bold naturalism and fideist literalism, Avicenna's influence on William of Auvergne's theory of efficient causes, and Avicenna's Physics in Roger Bacon's Communia naturalium.
Baker Mitchell, founder of the Roger Bacon Academy, which runs Charter Day School, told The Washington Post in a statement that "the Charter Day School Board is analyzing the opinion and will be meeting with counsel in the very near future to discuss their options moving forward."
Roger Bacon and John of Rupescissa are the focus of many other studies, although his third friar--Vitalis of Furno--has been less frequently considered.
And the Chartres and Paris universities, educational centres of Bologna, Padua, Genoa and especially the Oxford university of England and Roger Bacon, the Franciscan religious order member and the Averroes teaching follower, played such a vitally important role in further development and general evolution of science in the Medieval and Renaissance Europe.
In the 17th century it was thought to be the work of the 13th-century Oxford natural philosopher Roger Bacon, whose legend includes a prophesying mechanical brazen head and conversations with demons; subsequent rumours proposed that John Dee, the Elizabethan mathematician and communicator with angels, brought it from England to sell to Rudolph.
Despite his image as a champion of secular reason, Galileo Galilei believed "divine grace" helped him "philosophize better," and that the "love of the divine Artificer" was the "ultimate end of [his] labors." Isaac Newton studied physics to "glorify God in his wonderful works to teach man to live well." Roger Bacon, Nicholas Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, and James Clerk Maxwell also blended their science and faith to the benefit of us all.
According to Maloney, the current opinion, with one exception, is unanimous: William of Sherwood, Peter of Spain, Roger Bacon, and Lambert of Auxerre did not borrow from each other.
Mr Keys, who was living in Llanuwchllyn, near Bala, in North Wales, at the time of his son's death, led the campaign with fellow bereaved father Roger Bacon.