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(E)ven the celebrated 'universal machine' must realize itself materially, therefore locally, in order to function.

Danowski, Déborah, and Eduardo Viveiros de Castro. The Ends of the World. Polity, 2017: 116.
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Facts are assembled by the work of people in conjunction with instruments, materials, and know-how. A house is built. So, too, is a fact. Despite decades of work in STS, it is still controversial to refer to facts as built since doing so seems to detract from the reality of facts. But no one would mistake describing a house as built as a claim that it is fake. — Lepawsky et al