On the inventors of XYZ
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- van Brakel, J. Foundations of Chemistry (2005) 7: 57. doi:10.1023/B:FOCH.0000042888.33192.2e
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In this paper I try to make as much sense aspossible of, first, the extensive philosophicalliterature concerned with the status of `Wateris H2O' and, second, the implications ofPutnam's invention of Twin Earth, anotherpossible world stipulated to be just like Earth, except that water is XYZ, notH2O.