In classical science, there are puzzle pieces that don’t fit the existing equations. Once there are too many discoveries that do not fit the existing premises, gradually a new concept evolves. What makes the whole idea more tangled is the fact that there mightn’t be necessarily a clear starting point of that new concept since there are always people exploring outside the accepted doctrine to clarify anomalies.
In my opinion, the essential message of this book is ‘Every breakthrough in science is achieved through a paradigm-shifting experience that initially is resisted’ which presents the core principle for anyone seeking to keep their mind constantly open to sudden changes of perspectives.
The author explores those paradigm shifts with lots and lots of examples. He clarifies how they happen, how the establishment reacts, and how they become the new reality.
From time to time the book is a bit too protracted and I had a feeling that a hundred words to describe an idea the reader would clarify in 10 words. Nevertheless, I recommend the book for people who like to be intellectually challenged, but not for people who seek practically actionable advice.
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
by Thomas S. Kuhn
Complexity of ideas
Size: 226 pages
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