@edsu Very interesting post, thanks for sharing!
on the "mystery" angle there is a great chapter in Gitelman's Raw Data about astrological data and trying to confirm the date of a solar eclipse:
Stanley, M. (2013) ‘Where Is That Moon, Anyway? The Problem of Interpreting Historical Solar Eclipse Observations’, in Gitelman, L. (ed.) Raw Data Is an Oxymoron. MIT Press, pp. 77–88.
and on abduction and speculation this is a good one:
Parisi, L. (2012) ‘Speculation: A method for the unattainable’, in Lury, C. and Wakeford, N. (eds) Inventive Methods. Routledge, pp. 232–244.
@air_pump I'll definitely going to return to that essay from Raw Data with a new eye; and that chapter from Inventive Methods (and the rest of the book) look really good and are new to me. Thanks again!
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