Narratology and the history of science

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The difference between an historian and a poet is not that one writes in prose and the other in verse--indeed the writings of Herodotus could be put into verse and yet would still be a kind of history ... The real difference is this, that one tells what happened and the other what might happen. For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and serious than history, because poetry tends to give general truths while history gives particular facts.
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William Clark (1992). Poetics for Scientists. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 23 (1):181-192.
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