“Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.”–Sir Francis Bacon
Sir Francis Bacon developed the scientific method but most certainly did not understand human psychology. History, yes, except Bacon failed to see men can chose blindness over sight. Philosophy, yes, except man’s hunger can be shallow and the meatier books are left untouched. Moral, yes, but Bacon overlooked those who understand beauty in good will. Logical, yes, except he did not mention men choose to falter under pressure rather than argue. A cold beer always trumps logic.
Mathematics is subtle? No wonder the psychology of man continues to elude. Man remains abstract, archaic, elusive. If there is order in math why is there chaos in the heart and soul of man?