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                              Into this wilde Abyss,

The Womb of nature and perhaps her Grave,
Of neither Sea, nor Shore, nor Air, nor Fire,
But all these in thir pregnant causes mixt
Confus'dly, and which thus must ever fight,
Unless th' Almighty Maker them ordain
His dark materials to create more Worlds,
Into this wilde Abyss the warie fiend
Stood on the brink of Hell and look'd a while,
Pondering his Voyage; for no narrow frith

He had to cross.

— Milton, Paradise Lost


I am an evolutionary biologist with interests in history, literature and philosophy. Darouet is taken from "d'Arouet:" François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778) adopted the nom de plume Voltaire following his imprisonment in the Bastille in 1717.[1]

  1. ^ Davidson, Ian. Voltaire: A Life, pp.20-22. Profile Books, London: 2010.

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Thanks for the article "Domestic Security Alliance Council" that you created! Gandydancer (talk) 17:11, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Thank you for adding photographs to the Wikipedia articles about Iraqi journalists! Crtew (talk) 19:18, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
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Awarded for your work at Talk:Right Sector. Balaenoptera musculus (talk) 13:13, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

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For Talk:Right Sector Balaenoptera musculus (talk) 13:16, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks for keeping an eye on people trying rip out large chunks of well-sourced text from the US Involvement in Regime Change article. Please stay involved of you can NYCJosh (talk) 03:02, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
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Hi Darouet. Thank you for maintaining the highest standards for collaboration and collegiality. Kind regards. - MrX 13:40, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
Cup-o-coffee-simple.svg Keep up the good fight, Darouet! Although we've crossed paths a few times I hadn't realized that you've launched so many great articles! NYCJosh (talk) 20:02, 5 October 2017 (UTC)