How did science come to speak only English?

This article is everything you wanted to know about the history of English in science. I can’t wait for the author’s book Scientific Babel to come out. Such fascinating stuff, and important to think that the way it is now is not the way it always was (or will be).

Contemporary science is monoglot: everyone uses English almost to the exclusion of other languages.

How did science come to speak only English? – Michael D Gordin – Aeon.

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