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Daniel Waterhouse is an English scientist and one of the three main characters of the Cycle. His evolution from the youthful, self-doubting son of a Puritan preacher into a politically and economically able rationalist is one of the primary themes of the Cycle. He describes himself thus Technology is a sort of religious practice to me, a way of getting at the aeternal by way of the mundane. Born in to and youngest son of Drake Waterhouse , a noted Puritan enthusiast and millenarian, Daniel is introduced to John Wilkins , one of the founders of the Royal Society , who recognizes great intellectual potential in the boy.
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Much has been written about Newton's sexuality on - it has to be said - very little hard evidence. It is certain that Newton never married, nor had any romantic involvement with a member of the opposite sex during his adult years. For many, that alone is suspicious. Add to that his very intimate acquaintance with at least one and possibly two young men - one quite a bit younger - and a cloud of suspicion does cling to Newton. For such a habitually secretive man, living in a society where same-sex relationships were almost unthinkable, it would hardly be surprising that there is no 'smoking gun'.
Only possibly. There's no real evidence. But he didn't marry, and he had a male roommate. He did. Newton once had a skilled mechanic make for him a model of the solar system.