Looking back on my post about this in May, I have not been able to write something every day, especially the last two months. OTOH, I have been able to write about more than war, politics, and religious fanaticism. Newton, Galileo, and Kepler all appeared more than once (Napier is coming in April). I was also able to mention Huygens, Pascal, Mersenne, and Halley. Special events included:
- The first record of Scotch Whisky
- The first woman to receive a Ph.D.
- The introduction of the potato to Europe
- The Gregorian calendar
Living history is a great idea, but as a military unit of the 30 Years’ War, colgaffneyis represents the worst face of European civilization at the time. I have become quite uncomfortable with this, and would prefer to present other aspects of history.