2014-05-14

Paradigms - A Key Message

To recap a key message from my blog: Paradigmatic thinking is useful when trying to understand something new, but it becomes an obstacle to understanding when we are no longer capable of thinking about things WITHOUT the paradigm.

You could say that paradigms have high explanatory power, but low predictive value, or you could just accept that no one way of looking at things is perfect enough to tell you everything you need to know. This is why theories of social science go in and out of vogue without producing more insight than those that came before them.