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Everything on this planet is based upon some kind of structure Human beings have anatomy plants have cell structure within them and there are even tiny particles all around us each with their own specific structure and form In Thomas Kuhns The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Kuhn shows the formula which not only makes up our belief system but defines science as we know it Kuhn begins his work by stating the fact that everything we know is based upon some system of beliefs These beliefs or paradigms as Kuhn calls them are simply half truths that are put into our minds at a young age and are believed despite the lack of proof showing that they are true This according to Kuhn helps create the job of normal science Normal science is there to research and help us understand the paradigms which we believe to be true When discussing the structure of scientific revolution one must first begin with the time period called the pre-paradigmatic era This was a time when people knew little about the natural world in which they lived and based their beliefs upon non scientific data During this time period different people could interpret nature in different ways At some point in time these different interpretations vanished and we were left with a single theory about some part of nature Slowly the old thinkers died out and we were left with a single fact which everyone lived by This is called a paradigm Kuhn defines a paradigm as accepted examples of actual scientific practice examples which include law theory application and instrumentation together--that provide models from which spring particular coherent traditions of scientific researchMen whose research is based on shared paradigms are committed to the same rules and standards for scientific practice Kuhn 10 Despite having universal agreement paradigms do not explain all that there is to know A paradigm simply gives normal scientists a boundary
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