Quotation by Ian Hacking

Philosophers of science constantly discuss theories and representation of reality, but say almost nothing about experiment, technology, or the use of knowledge to alter the world. This is odd, because 'experimental method' used to be just another name for scientific method.... I hope [to] initiate a Back-to-Bacon movement, in which we attend more seriously to experimental science. Experimentation has a life of its own.
Ian Hacking (b. 1936), Canadian philosopher of science. Representing and Intervening, p. 149f (1983).

Announcing the author's intention to stress 'intervening' as an essential component of science.
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