What can YOU say in six sentences?
Who's to say what is profane? Government functionaries, apparently, when they found his workshop dedicated to the creation of automatons that were by most reports as lifelike as anything that would come along until Walt Disney made creaking marionettes of the Founding Fathers.
Did I mention that this was in the 1700s?
His famous duck featured over 400 moving parts in each wing; it ate and shat, convincingly; and featured the first flexible rubber tube ever invented. But when he attempted to modernize and automate the French textile industry (partly by using punch-cards, the same methodology which would later form the basis of the first computers--did I mention that this was in 1745?) the weavers quacked and threw stones at him in the street.
An early adventurer in the uncanny valley, where profanities might become miracles, where pipers lead us into mountainsides among beckoning robots whose anatomies trace our faltering evolution, mapped in silvershot eyes.