Orphan Black

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Saturday 9:00 PM on BBC America Premiered Mar 30, 2013 Returning April 18, 2015

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  • Season 2 Episode 10: By Means Which Have Never...

  • Title: The episode title is part of a quote from Francis Bacon's The New Organon or True Directions Concerning the Interpretation of Nature, (Aphorisms, Book One, VI) published in 1620. The full quote is "It would be an unsound fancy and self-contradictory to expect that things which have never yet been done can be done except by means which have never yet been tried."

  • Season 2 Episode 9: Things Which Have Never Y...

  • Title: The episode title is part of a quote from Francis Bacon's The New Organon or True Directions Concerning the Interpretation of Nature, (Aphorisms, Book One, VI) published in 1620. The full quote is "It would be an unsound fancy and self-contradictory to expect that things which have never yet been done can be done except by means which have never yet been tried."

  • Season 2 Episode 8: Variable and Full of Pert...

  • Title: The episode title is a part of a quote from Francis Bacon's The New Organon or True Directions Concerning the Interpretation of Nature, (Aphorisms, Book One, XLII) published in 1620. The full quote is "So that the spirit of man (according as it is meted out to different individuals) is in fact a thing variable and full of perturbation, and governed as it were by chance."

  • Season 2 Episode 7: Knowledge Of Causes, And ...

  • Title: The episode title "Knowledge Of Causes, And Secret Motion Of Things" is from the incomplete novel New Atlantis: A Worke Unfinished (paragraph 52) by Sir Francis Bacon published in 1627. The book was about a utopian society and Bacon's revolutionary view of the role of science in society. The book was the first thorough treatment of the potential benefits of modern science. The specialist research institution described in the book was the inspiration of the Royal Society in 1662. The complete sentence is "The end of our foundation is the knowledge of causes, and secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of human empire, to the effecting of all things possible."

  • Season 2 Episode 6: To Hound Nature in Her Wa...

  • Title: The episode title, "To Hound Nature in Her Wanderings" is a phrase from Francis Bacon's De Augmentis Scientiarum, which appeared in 1623 and is an expanded version translated into Latin from his earlier work the Advancement of Learning, published in 1605. The complete quote is "For you have but to hound nature in her wanderings, and you will be able when you like to lead and drive her afterwards to the same place again."

  • Season 2 Episode 5: Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est

  • Title: The Latin phrase "ipsa scientia potestas est"  translates to "knowledge itself is power" The phrase occurs in Sir Francis Bacon's Meditations Sacrae. De Haeresibus (1597; Works 14.95; 79).

  • Season 2 Episode 4: Governed as It Were by Ch...

  • Title: The episode title is a quote from Francis Bacon's The New Organon or True Directions Concerning the Interpretation of Nature, (Aphorisms, Book One, XLII) published in 1620. The full quote is "So that the spirit of man (according as it is meted out to different individuals) is in fact a thing variable and full of perturbation, and governed as it were by chance."

  • Season 2 Episode 3: Mingling Its Own Nature W...

  • Title: The episode title is part of a quote from Francis Bacon's The New Organon or True Directions Concerning the Interpretation of Nature, (Aphorisms, Book One, XLI) published in 1620. The full quote is "And the human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it."

  • Season 2 Episode 2: Governed by Sound Reason ...

  • Title: The episode title is part of a quote from Francis Bacon's The New Organon or True Directions Concerning the Interpretation of Nature, (Aphorisms, Book One, CXXIX) published in 1620. The full quote is "Only let the human race recover that right over nature which belongs to it by divine bequest, and let power be given it; the exercise thereof will be governed by sound reason and true religion."

  • Season 2 Episode 1: Nature Under Constraint a...

  • Title: The episode title is from a quote in Part III The Phenomena of the Universe; or a Natural and Experimental History for the Foundation of Philosophy of Francis Bacon's "Plan Of The Work", published in 1620. His Plan of Work was printed as a prefix to his New Method. The full quote is "Next, with regard to the mass composition of it: I mean it to be a history not only of nature free and at large (when she is left to her own course and does her work her own way),—such as that of the heavenly bodies, meteors, earth and sea, minerals, plants, animals,—but much more of nature under constraint and vexed; that is to say, when by art and the hand of man she is forced out of her natural state, and squeezed and moulded."

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