Those who have handled scienceshave been either men of experiment or
men of dogmas. The men of experiment are like
the ant; they only collect and use; thereasonersresemble
spiders, who make cobwebs out of their own
substance.But the bee takes a middle course; it gathers
its material from the flowers of the garden and of the
field, but transforms and digests by a power of its own.
Not unlike this is the true business of philosophy. Francis,Viscount St Albans Bacon