Infer From the Present to the Past

As historians, we refuse to allow ourselves these vain speculations which turn on possibilities that, in order to be reduced to actuality, suppose an overturning of the Universe, in which our globe, like a speck of abandoned matter, escapes our vision and is no longer an object worthy of our regard. In order to fix our vision, it is necessary to take it such as it is, to observe well all parts of it, and by indications infer from the present to the past.


How historians should work, rather than "overturning of the Universe" in silly speculation.

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 Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Buffon , Georges Louis Leclerc (1769), Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, Retrieved on 2012-01-28
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