One of the example
s of false notion
s and belief
s used by Francis Bacon
in Novum Organum
The basic idea is that mankind
falsely assumes that human sense
is the measure
of all things. This mistake
has been made by many philosopher
is probably the one most remembered for it.
Bacon said that all things are measured by the individual and not the measure of the universe. He also characterized human nature as "... a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it."