What He Said

John Wilkins has managed to shake off his bevy of admiring science blogging groupies long enough to write a post on scientists as historians. I’ll read it later, but now I should be listening to Bill talking about spatial synchrony in extinctions. Anyway, These matters were kicked around a few weeks ago, and naturally I added my ha’peth worth then. John seems to be arguing that scientists are bad historians, which was one of the points I was stumbling towards.
Anyway, go and read, and can you report back, please.

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  1. Richard P. Grant says:

    bq. The ways in which prior work is characterised depends significantly on the hopes the scientists has for the future of their discipline. Historians notionally (*more often honoured in the breach than the observance*, one fears) do not.
    Way to shoot down your own argument, eh?

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