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Biblical Keys for Discerning True and False Prophets/Considering Joseph Smith/Paradigm debate/Within a Paradigm
Within a paradigm
- Paradigms unify a scientific community around "a group-licensed way of seeing," (Kuhn, 189) a shared set of standards and rules for scientific practice. (Kuhn 11)
- Additionally, these paradigms are extensible, mapping the known in satisfying detail, but "sufficiently open-ended to leave all sorts of problems for the redefined group of practitioners to resolve." (Kuhn 10)
- Paradigms provide the background of expectation against which anomaly appears. (Kuhn, 65)