paradigm shift love


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  • n. A radical change in thinking from an accepted point of view to a new one, necessitated when new scientific discoveries produce anomalies in the current paradigm.
  • n. A radical change in thinking from an accepted point of view to a new belief.


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  • Kuhn’s prototypical illustration of a paradigm shift at work occurred in sixteenth-century, pre-Enlightenment Europe: It wasn’t until the all-enveloping primacy of the Catholic Church was challenged by a growing belief in empiricism and experimentation that Ptolemy’s earth-centric theory of the universe was overturned by Copernicus’s heliocentric one, in which the earth is just one of the planets orbiting the sun.

    The Panic Virus

  • Is the Internet going to create incremental additional new revenues, cannibalize many of the old ones, create a cash-depleting piracy opportunity or represent an entire paradigm shift to a new posttheatrical economy?

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • Rockefeller's reversal came to mind last week when former Secretary of State George Shultz, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, former NATO Secretary General Javier Solana, three former Latin American presidents from Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, and the current prime minister of Greece among others issued a joint report—as the Global Commission on Drug Policy—"describ[ing] the drug war as a failure and call[ing] for a paradigm shift in global drug policy."

    More Calls for a Drug War Cease-Fire


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  • "All paradigm shifts answer the amoral craving for novelty". The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

    February 25, 2012

  • 40 years ago "Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" re-invented the rock album- or so we are being told in the news lately.

    June 5, 2007

  • Happy 30th birthday STAR WARS! I left the theatre feeling that my fundamental outlook towards movies had changed... Gone was the squeaky-clean future of Star Trek. SW opened my mind to new and exciting vistas of the imagination!
    How has the paradigm shifted for you?

    May 29, 2007

  • A fundamental change in approach or assumptions. Acceptance by a majority of a changed belief, attitude, or way of doing things.

    Ok so it's 2 words... but this is one of those examples that bring to mind the old song... "but this is tell 'ya brother, you can't have one without the other".

    May 24, 2007