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14. Science / B. Scientific Theories / 4. Paradigm

[set framework for understanding nature]

4 ideas
Scientific thought is essentially a specialised part of Indo-European languages [Whorf]
Switching scientific paradigms is a conversion experience [Kuhn]
Concepts are superior because they make us more aware, and change our thinking [Deleuze/Guattari]
The periodic system is the big counterexample to Kuhn's theory of revolutionary science [Scerri]