"It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion, as is unworthy of him. For the one is unbelief, the other is contumely; and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity."
United Kingdom - Philosopher
Francis Bacon was an English philosopher and statesman living in the 16th century. He is the father of empiricism, in which he argues that scientific knowledge can only be inferred from inductive reasoning and careful observation.