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A radical change in thinking from an accepted point of view to a new one, necessitated when new scientific discoveries produce anomalies in the current paradigm.
A radical change in thinking from an accepted point of view to a new belief.
A paradigm shift is, according to Thomas Kuhn, in his influential book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, a change in the basic assumptions, or paradigms, within the ruling theory of science. It is in contrast to his idea of normal science. According to Kuhn, "A paradigm is what members of a scientific community, and they alone, share". Unlike a normal scientist, Kuhn held, "a student in the humanities has constantly before him a number of competing and incommensurable solutions to these problems, solutions that he must ultimately examine for himself". Once a paradigm shift is complete, a scientist cannot, for example, reject the germ theory of disease to posit the possibility that miasma causes disease or reject modern physics and optics to posit that ether carries light. In contrast, a critic in the humanities can choose to adopt an array of stances, which may be more or less fashionable during any given period but which are all regarded as legitimate. Since the 1960s, the term has also been used in numerous non-scientific contexts to describe a profound change in a fundamental model or perception of events, even though Kuhn himself restricted the use of the term to the hard sciences. Compare as a structured form of Zeitgeist.
The numerical value of paradigm shift in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of paradigm shift in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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It's a paradigm shift with newly expanded liberties and rights.
If you want a paradigm shift you cannot be among the blue chips and be super conservative.
There's a paradigm shift with regards to other ways countries try to hold each other accountable.
It's a paradigm shift and I'd like to be part of the evolution of the market that IEX is building.
Automakers are injecting younger blood into the organization to cope with a paradigm shift and lead innovations.
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