The New Atlantis

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Francis Bacon's utopian novel The New Atlantis, written in 1626, depicts a mythical land, Bensalem, to which he sailed. He recounts the description by one of its wise men, of its system of experimentation, and of its method of recognition for inventions and inventors. In Bensalem, marriage and family are the basis of society and family ties are celebrated in state-sponsored holidays.

The best and brightest of Bensalem's citizens attend a college called Salomon's House, in which scientific experiments are conducted in Baconian method in order to understand and conquest nature, and to apply the collected knowledge to the betterment of society.