Copernicus’s Ideas were Revolutionary: An Argument for the Scientific Revolution

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Copernicus’s Ideas were Revolutionary: An Argument for the Scientific Revolution
Thesis paragraph. During the 1960s Thomas Kuhn introduced the concept of “The Scientific Revolution” into the philosophy and history of science. According to Kuhn, scientific revolution takes place when the accumulated anomalies cannot be explained using currently accepted models and theoretical frameworks. At a certain point a paradigm change is necessary in order to, on one hand, explain these anomalies and at the same time embrace all other observations. According to Kuhn’s analysis the scientific revolution begun with Copernicus, and the publication of his “De
Revolutionibus
”. Kuhn’s ideas remained unchallenged until the last decade of 20th century. At...
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