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paradigm shift

A decay or collapse in a paradigm that occurs when new data accumulate, and either partially invalidate the previously-accepted theory–paradigm, or are completely at odds with the paradigm. See Central dogma.
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Kuhn does not see a continuity as Popper does, but rather a disruptive cycle of paradigm shifts.
The idea came from the revolution and the inability to represent this major event or paradigm shift.
We in the consumer electronics area have a paradigm shift every year or two.
Plate tectonics was a classic example of a paradigm shift, on the same scale as the change from natural theology to evolution or from Newtonian to quantum mechanics.
Given the widespread perception in development circles that international trade is inherently biased against commodity producers and that the movement in terms of trade against commodity producers is tantamount to being a law of economics, this would indeed represent a paradigm shift, were it to occur.
For some, paradigm and paradigm shift may have become trite expressions.
Replacing targeted compassion with multidimensional compassion: an essential paradigm shift to achieve sustainability.
These two key paradigm shifts, Ruether argues, lay "the basis for a feminist reading" of Christianity (273).
These changes are so substantial that they may be considered a paradigm shift.
At key points in the history of computing there have been paradigm shifts,'' Kaplan said.
Such paradigm shifts impact upon both our personal and professional lives.
We maintain our confidence that we will be able to serve the changing needs of our clients well into the years ahead, especially as the paradigm shifts we see in the investment markets continue to unfold and the importance of free cash flow becomes more and more apparent to investors.