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Quotation by Francis Bacon
There are four classes of idols which beset men's minds. To these for distinction's sake I have assigned names—calling the first class Idols of the Tribe; the second, Idols of the Cave; the third, Idols of the Market-Place; the fourth, Idols of the Theatre.
Francis Bacon (1561–1626), British philosopher, essayist, political figure. Novum Organum, Aphorism 39 (1620).
Beginning of a warning to prepare the mind for doing science by eliminating prejudices.
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