A modern paradigm

IB Chemistry: A modern paradigm

The terms paradigm and paradigm shift were first used to describe the way science works by Thomas Kuhn (image on right) in a book called The Structure of Scientific Revolutions published in 1962. Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996) was an American physicist. He contended that science operates in paradigms. A paradigm is an existing framework of knowledge to which all scientists working in the field subscribe to. Paradigms work in...


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