What does it mean to say that a theory is “in crisis”? It’s not enough to point out that a theory is inconsistent with evidence.
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.