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Herbert Spencer

Posted by Bruce Kahl on January 26, 2001

In Reply to: Re: Science is organized knowledge posted by ESC on January 26, 2001

: : can anyone tell me who wrote it?

: Could not find an exact match. Thomas Hobbes said: Science is the knowledge of consequences and the dependence of one fact on another.

Widely influential, self-taught British philosopher, Herbert Spencer was a popularizer of evolutionary theory as far back as 1851. Coined the term "survival of the fittest" and popularized the term "evolution."
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

I also saw a few mentions to Immanuel Kant for saying "Science is organized
knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."

But the hits for Spencer are about 10 to 1.