The very existence of science depends upon resting the power to choose between paradigms in the memb

The very existence of science depends upon resting the power to choose between paradigms in the memb

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The very existence of science depends upon resting the power to choose  between paradigms in the members of the special community.  The problems must be problems of detail. The solutions that satisfy a  researcher may not be merely personal but must instead be accepted as  solutions by many scientific peers.  The scientific community is a supremely efficient instrument for  maximizing the number and precision of the problems solved through  paradigm change.  A new paradigm:  1. resolves some outstanding generally recognized problem  that can be met in no other way  2. the new paradigm must promise to preserve a relatively large part  of  the concrete problem solving ability that has accrued to science  through its predecessors.  Science develops from primitive beginnings not toward some goal any more  than evolution is moving toward a goal. Once the reception of a common 
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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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