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What Thomas Kuhn Really Thought about Scientific “Truth” | Cross-Check, Scientific American Blog Network
"To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Structure, I’m posting an edited version of my write-up of Kuhn in The End of Science (Addison Wesley, 1996), which draws heavily on my meeting with him. I hope that this profile—which is longer and more critical of Kuhn than “Reluctant Revolutionary,” my May 1991 profile for Scientific American—provides insights into the complicated views of this complicated man."
epistemology  paradigm  science  Kuhn  philosophy 
june 2012 by pw201
Accept Defeat: The Neuroscience of Screwing Up | Magazine
"The fact is, we carefully edit our reality, searching for evidence that confirms what we already believe. Although we pretend we’re empiricists — our views dictated by nothing but the facts — we’re actually blinkered, especially when it comes to information that contradicts our theories. The problem with science, then, isn’t that most experiments fail — it’s that most failures are ignored."
science  psychology  neuroscience  brain  failure  research  kuhn 
december 2009 by pw201
pshift man page
The manual page for the paradigm shift utility on Unix. An oldie, but a goodie.
funny  unix  paradigm  kuhn 
november 2009 by pw201

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