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Unformatted text preview: The isolation of some phenomena which does not fit the existing paradigm and the emergence of a new paradigm may be temporally separated. A key event is the discovery of an anomaly for which the paradigm has not readied the investigator. What is an anomaly for someone who does not understand the paradigm or who cannot find the solution may not be an anomaly for an educated person. Von Daniken sees more anomalies than does a trained archeologist. Amateurs and scientists both look for a new paradigm when the existing body of knowledge and their puzzle solving ability no longer works. It's just that amateurs run out of reasonable explanations very quickly while a scientist's paradigm is enormously more productive....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
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