Robert Boyle was born to an affluent English aristocratic family on January 25 1627, and died on December 30, 1691. Boyle attended school and received a conventional gentleman's education. Boyle was a founder and influential fellow of the Royal Society, was continuously active in scientific affairs, and wrote prolifically on science, philosophy, and theology.
One of Boyle's first publications was on the physical properties of air, from which he derived his law that the volume of a given gas varies inversely as the pressure of that gas. Boyle proved this through experimentation. Because of this he was convinced that experimentation was an essential part of scientific proof.
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