History Literature / TheBaroqueCycle

13th Aug '16 1:17:45 PM nombretomado
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* Gottfried Leibniz: A [[DichterAndDenker German natural philosopher]] just a brilliant as Newton but without the personality flaws and with a ''very'' [[HarmonyVersusDiscipline different worldview]]. Indeed, the book's main focus is the difference betwen Newton and Leibniz's worldviews.

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* Gottfried Leibniz: A [[DichterAndDenker [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker German natural philosopher]] just a brilliant as Newton but without the personality flaws and with a ''very'' [[HarmonyVersusDiscipline different worldview]]. Indeed, the book's main focus is the difference betwen Newton and Leibniz's worldviews.
9th Jul '16 7:32:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* John Wilkins: TheProfessor who effectively founded the Royal Society. TheObiWan to Daniel. Has an interest in how language can both obfuscate and clarify meaning.

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* John Wilkins: TheProfessor who effectively founded the Royal Society. TheObiWan TheMentor to Daniel. Has an interest in how language can both obfuscate and clarify meaning.
8th Jan '16 10:25:49 AM Berrenta
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* GalleySlave - Monsieur Arlanc, and [[spoiler: Jack, as well as everyone else in the Cabal.]].


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* SlaveGalley - Monsieur Arlanc, and [[spoiler: Jack, as well as everyone else in the Cabal]] served in one.
13th Nov '15 3:24:39 PM MRAustin
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* EyeScream - Both in-story and for the reader: Daniel inadvertenly walking in on Isaac experimenting by sticking a needle into his own eye socket.

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* EyeScream - Both in-story and for the reader: Daniel inadvertenly walking in on Isaac experimenting by sticking a needle into his own eye socket. [[note]]While Daniel Waterhouse is entirely fictional, Isaac Newton [[http://www.edinformatics.com/great_thinkers/newton.htm really did put a blunted needle into his eye socket]] while at Cambridge, in order to manipulate his eye in an effort to better understand light. [[/note]]
13th Nov '15 3:19:16 PM MRAustin
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-->'''Teague''': What d'you think y'are, a ''character'' in a friggin' ''novel'', Bob?

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-->'''Teague''': What d'you think y'are, a ''character'' in a friggin' ''novel'', Bob?Bob?[[note]]Bob has been attempting, and mostly failing, to duel the Earl of Upnor; Upnor is a highly skilled swordsman who has been killing people for a long time, while Bob is just barely proficient with a sword despite some recent training. Teague illustrates the pragmatic approach, viz, bludgeoning the Earl to death with an eight-foot pole, leading to the suggested epitaph quoted above.[[/note]]
12th Nov '15 12:32:00 PM FF32
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* Jeronimo: DashingHispanic with TourettesShitcockSyndrome.

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* Jeronimo: DashingHispanic with TourettesShitcockSyndrome.HollywoodTourettes.



* HollywoodTourettes- Jeronimo. There's even an amusing reference to the (fictional) St. Etienne de la Tourette.



* TourettesShitcockSyndrome - Jeronimo. There's even an amusing reference to the (fictional) St. Etienne de la Tourette.
22nd Jun '15 3:33:28 PM MarkLungo
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* TheLongitudeProblem - It's unsolved. This causes problems. The problem is brought up a number of times, with the English government offering a cash prize if the problem can be solved. A number of natural philosophers take up the challenge, but the problem remains unsolved by the end of the series.

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* TheLongitudeProblem UsefulNotes/TheLongitudeProblem - It's unsolved. This causes problems. The problem is brought up a number of times, with the English government offering a cash prize if the problem can be solved. A number of natural philosophers take up the challenge, but the problem remains unsolved by the end of the series.
5th Mar '15 9:29:00 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* CoolSword - Jack's Janissary sword; it's made out of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wootz_steel wootz]], which is for all intents and purposes, {{unobtanium}} that exists in RealLife. Wootz was used to make Damascus, or "watered," steel, in a process unknown today. Though attempts have been made to imitate it, modern results are slightly inferior to the historical artifacts.

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* CoolSword - Jack's Janissary sword; it's made out of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wootz_steel wootz]], which is for all intents and purposes, {{unobtanium}} that exists in RealLife. Wootz was used to make Damascus, or "watered," steel, in a process unknown today. Though attempts have been made to imitate it, modern results are slightly inferior to the historical artifacts.He acquires it while saving Eliza and it stays with him through his many adventures.
5th Mar '15 9:09:42 AM CaptainCrawdad
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'''RealLife [[strike:scientists]]natural philosophers featured heavily in the story:'''

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'''RealLife [[strike:scientists]]natural natural philosophers featured heavily in the story:'''
25th Jan '15 12:31:27 AM Adept
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* TheHouseOfHanover - The first two Georges make their appearances, but have rings run around them by Sophie and Caroline.
* TheHouseOfStuart - Beginning with the beheading of Charles I, Daniel Waterhouse gets to witness more than he ever wanted about the lives of the Stuart successors.

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* TheHouseOfHanover UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfHanover - The first two Georges make their appearances, but have rings run around them by Sophie and Caroline.
* TheHouseOfStuart UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfStuart - Beginning with the beheading of Charles I, Daniel Waterhouse gets to witness more than he ever wanted about the lives of the Stuart successors.
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