We are inspired by the English stateman, scientist and philosopher, Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626).
Son of the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of the Queen (proof of loyalty), he became counsellor to Queen Elisabeth I of England.
As a master of investigation, he promoted inductive reasoning (from facts to laws), in opposition to the Aristotelian line of reasoning. He was one of the founders of the scientific Royal Society.
He invented the aphorism “Knowledge is Power”. Some scholars believe he wrote the plays of William Shakespeare.
He described a methodical Intelligence Process Cycle in “The New Atlantis”. Explorers who brought valuable information he called “Merchants of Light“. He also invented cryptographic methods for preserving secrecy.