Pangloss

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Pangloss

character who taught Candide “metaphysico-theologocosmolonigology.” [Fr. Lit.: Candide]
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Se limita a mofarse del optimismo del doctor Pangloss, y nunca se atreve a sostener que existe un mundo posible que sea mejor que este.
The Lisbon earthquake of November 1, 1755, spawned real tsunamis in the West Indies, but in Candide, Voltaire's naive Doctor Pangloss famously, and incorrectly, opined, "This earthquake is nothing new.
The decision to appoint Keegan for four matches is a reversal of events in Voltaire's Candide, in which the eternal optimist Doctor Pangloss believes all things are possible in the best of all possible worlds.