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The human understanding is no dry light, but receives infusion from the will and affections; whence proceed sciences which may be called "sciences as one would." For what a man had rather were true he more readily believes. Therefore he rejects difficult things from impatience of research; sober things, because they narrow hope; the deeper things of nature, from superstition; the light of experience, from arrogance and pride; things not commonly believed, out of deference to the opinion of vulgar. Numberless in short are the ways, and somethings imperceptible, in which the affections color and infect the understanding.

Francis Bacon,
Novum Organon

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