In general terms, the aim of the Royal Society is the discovery and publication of the truth in scientific matters . It was founded in November 1660 in England.
At the time of its foundation its purpose was expressed in these words:
"To examine all systems, theories, principles, hypotheses, elements, histories, and experiments of things natural, mathematical, and mechanical, invented, recorded or practised, by any considerable author ancient or modern... In the mean time this Society will not own any hypothesis, system, or doctrine of the principles of natural philosophy, proposed or mentioned by any philosopher ancient or modern... nor dogmatically define, nor fix axioms of scientifical things, but will question and canvass all opinions, adopting nor adhering to none, till by mature debate and clear arguments, chiefly such as are deduced from legitimate experiments, the truth of such experiments be demonstrated invincibly."
- ↑ H. Dingle (1973) Science at the Crossroads, p.23.
- ↑ C.R. Weld, A history of the Royal Society )1848. Vol 1. p. 146.
- The Royal Society, It Blogs at That the Bones You Have Crushed May Thrill