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Day: 6 December 2019

HV19.H1 Hidden One

Sometimes, there are hidden flags. Got your first? Challenge Description Hidden One came out the same time as HV19.06 bacon and eggs came out, so I thought it might be about the extra information added below the bacon cipher ciphertext. Born: January 22 Died: April 9 Mother: Lady Anne Father: Sir Nicholas Secrets: unknown The […]

HV19.06 bacon and eggs

Francis Bacon was an English philosopher and statesman who served as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England. His works are credited with developing the scientific method and remained influential through the scientific revolution. Bacon has been called the father of empiricism. His works argued for the possibility of scientific knowledge based only upon inductive reasoning and careful observation of events in nature. Most importantly, he argued science could be achieved by use of a sceptical and methodical approach whereby scientists aim to avoid misleading themselves. Although his practical ideas about such a method, the Baconian method, did not have a long–lasting influence, the general idea of the importance and possibility of a sceptical methodology makes Bacon the father of […]