* Bacon states that writing this work is important.
* The human mind misuses its reason.
* True understanding is precious.
* Reason can construct science, art, and human knowledge.
* Reason is the proper foundation for philosophy.
* It is better to try and fail than to make professions that are untrue.
* Scientific thinking is difficult but valuable.
* Other forms of thinking are easier but dangerous.
* Bacon dedicates his work to King James I.
* Bacon asks King James I to become a supporter of scientific theory.
* Science descended from the Greeks.
* Dictators used arbitrary rules and did not investigate science.
* Those that liberated themselves were not radical enough.
* The only way out of stagnation is a plan of inquiry.
* Men must look to practice and argumentation.
* Bacon made his statements public so that they could be challenged and improved upon.
* Seeking truth for itself and the benefit of man...
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