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“facts not explanations.”

 

This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today. The concept of “the fact” first appears in Renaissance Latin, but the word only entered common usage in the 1660s. The Royal Society, founded in November 1660, was dedicated to experimental knowledge and declared that it would concern…

via The Concept of Facts Is Newer Than You Think — TIME

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