Sixty years ago, philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn listed what he described as the “symptoms” of a research field undergoing destabilizing change.
How just is the imputation of “neo-creationist” tendencies to members of the intelligent design community?
Biologist Jonathan Wells contends that modern evolutionary theory is a current instance of a dominant paradigm in crisis.
Thomas Kuhn argued from the history of science that reigning scientific paradigms do not give way gently and rationally before new and conflicting evidence.
The oversimplification here is staggering (Darwin and women’s rights?!) and would take an entire book to unpack.