Three types of phenomena about which a new paradigm could develop

Three types of phenomena about which a new paradigm could develop

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Three types of phenomena about which a new paradigm could develop.  1. Phenomena already well-explained by existing paradigms. This is  unlikely because there is no compelling need nor reason to change.  2. Phenomena whose nature is indicated by existing paradigm but  whose  details can be understood only through further theory articulation.  This is unlikely because it requires only normal science.  3. Recognized anomalies whose characteristic feature is their stubborn  refusal to be assimilated to existing paradigms.  The change in paradigms changes what are thought to be significant  problems.  Although an out of date theory can be thought of as a special case of a  present paradigm it must be transformed into the new paradigm. If that is 
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Unformatted text preview: done the statements no longer have any meaning. Led by revolution scientists adopt new instruments, look in new places, more importantly they see new and different things when using familiar instruments in places they looked before. At first there were no pendulums, only swinging stones for the scientist to see. Pendulums were brought into existence by something very like a paradigm induced gestalt switch. What occurs during a scientific revolution is not fully reducible to a reinter-pretation of individual and stable data it is like a Gestalt shift: same data, new interpretation. Things which could not be seen by Aristotelians were the consequences of immediate experience for post Galileans....
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