Monday, December 6, 2010

Famed Astronomer Murdered! News At 1601!

Something rotton in Denmark, or possibly in Prague. Or possibly only in our imaginations. But still: makes you think.

8 comments:

  1. It could be a good book for you. All that intrigue.

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  2. Lois: I know! And there's also the metal nose angle. How many literary characters (who aren't robots) have metal noses?

    Ooh, wait! Tycho Brahe was a 16th-century robot! With a big wind-up key in his back! That's the story!

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  3. If you want any help on the exhumation, bones, or hair, lemme know. Old dead folks are in bailiwick.

    Speaking of which. Finally gave up my fight to understand the word bailiwick by intuition and looked it up.

    Just thought I'd fess up in public about that.

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  4. Man, I had no idea Tycho was so interesting!

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  5. Ben: He married a commoner and gave up all sorts of rights as a nobleman. He gave Johannes Kepler a hand up even though Kepler was a crazy man who insulted him constantly. He was also a right bastard who threw peasants into jail when they pissed him off, he had a bad temper (he lost his nose in a duel with a family member) and he drank like a fish and had an ego the size of the moon. But he was one of the first people to use scientific method and to use observational data to test hypotheses. A real mixed bag, Mr. Brahe was.

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  6. Awesome.

    Yep, that's about all my fried brain can came up with this early morning. :D

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  7. Weronika: Yes, it's really cool and weird!

    Domey: Someone needs to crack this case right away.

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