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Anomalies and Social Experience: Backcasting with Simulation Models. / Bloomfield, Brian.

In: Social Studies of Science, Vol. 15, No. 4, 11.1985, p. 631-675.

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Bloomfield, Brian. / Anomalies and Social Experience: Backcasting with Simulation Models. In: Social Studies of Science. 1985 ; Vol. 15, No. 4. pp. 631-675.

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