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Science in the ArchivesPasts, Presents, Futures$
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Lorraine Daston

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226432229

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226432533.001.0001

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The Time of the Archive

The Time of the Archive

(p.329) Epilogue The Time of the Archive
Science in the Archives

Lorraine Daston

University of Chicago Press

Every scientific archive has a timeline. As long as the history of life on earth, or as short as the meteorological havoc wrought by the latest El Niño; reaching deep into astronomical past and future; spanning generations of natural philosophers since Thales and physicians since Hippocrates—the archive is where the scientific past, present, and future converge. More specifically, the archive is the physical expression of how present science creates a usable past for future science....

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