The Nature of Scientific Revolution

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In an excellent short book, author Thomas S. Kuhn demonstrates how scientific revolutions come about and the ongoing process of paradigm revision. The word paradigm is often overused, except in this book. The use of the word paradigm is not only proper, it is necessary to understanding the thesis of the book.

Newton, Einstein & Bohr

Kuhn demonstrates in his book that science never stops, no one is ever totally right, there is always someone else waiting in the wings to topple current ideas. Just as Einstien trimuphed over Newtons clockwork universe, Bohr upset Einsteins applecart with Quantum Physics. Kuhn does not use Newton and Einstein, instead he focuses on Lavisiour and Priestley and the discovery of Oxygen.

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