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Francis Bacon's Pipe
Clay pipe ca.1625

Origin

Francis Bacon

Type

Pipe

Effects

Turns user into an effective scientist

Downsides

Eating meat causes frostbite

Activation

Smoking

Collected by

Warehouse 11

Section

Scientia-732T

Aisle

149193-8731

Shelf

257590-4954-359

Date of Collection

April 5, 1704

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OriginEdit

Francis Bacon was a philosopher, statesman and scientist who advocated the use of the scientific method. He argued scientific knowledge should be based solely on observations and reasoning instead of superstition. Skepticism should be key to properly analyzing and proving or debunking a theory. Bacon’s specifics on scientific data collection quickly died out, but the overall idea of a rational approach helped provide a major framework for proceeding scientists. He was knighted and highly valued by King James I as a Lord Chancellor. Bacon reportedly died from pneumonia when he conducted an experiment on food preservation, stuffing a bird full with snow and eating it.

EffectsEdit

The user becomes an effective scientist in both theoretical and practical applications. They notice patterns faster, can perform calculations with extreme accuracy and are able to accept new evidence, even if contradictory to their theory. They will have something similar to an allergic reaction when they eat meat. Their skin will slightly swell and puff up and those areas will start to experience pneumonia until it worsens and they contact a lethal case of frostbite.

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