The statistical style, for instance, introduces populations characterized by their mean and their standard deviation. But how do these new kinds of objects, ontologically internal to a style, articulate with the familiar objects “out there in the world”, such as stars, forest fires, or cellular processes, which are common objects of scientific enquiry? (p. 1213)
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