An image depicting Bacon's central influence on American ideals. Washington and Lincoln are present to represent American government. The red cross is the symbol of Rosicrucianism, a philosophy promoting humanism and public service, which was at the core of Bacon's philanthropic beliefs. Three major objectives of the Rosicrucian were reformation of science, philosophy, and ethics; second, to discover the universal medicine or panacea for all forms of disease, and third; the abolition of all monarchial forms of government.
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