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Leaders of the new Royal Society of London in the 1660s insisted that authentic science (i)_____actual experiments performed, observed, and recorded by the scientists themselves. Rejecting the traditional contempt for manual operations, these scientists, all members of the English (ii)_____, were not to think themselves (iii)_____the mucking about with chemicals, furnaces, and pumps; rather, the willingness of each of them to become, as Boyle himself said, a mere “drudge” and “under-builder” in the search for God's truth in nature was taken as a sign of their nobility and Christian piety.

A segregate from D prigs G demeaned by
B depend upon E laymen H interested in
C overshadowed by F upper class I upper class

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