"Scientific inquiry, according to his relationalist view, is not happily described as stripping the veil of appearance from reality, discovering how things are apart from human need and interests. Nor is it happily described as dreaming things up. Latour describes the bacteria as helping shape Pasteur's theory, and Pasteur's theories as helping shape the bacteria; neither could have been formed without the other. Students of science must trace the simultaneous emergence of both theories and objects described by those theories."Latour, Bruno is the author of 'We Have Never Been Modern', published 1993 under ISBN 9780674948396 and ISBN 0674948394.