Paradigm shift facts for kids
A paradigm shift was first called that way by Thomas Kuhn. He is a physicist and philosopher. A paradigm shift is a big change in big concepts and practices in a model, system, or scientific discipline. It can also be known as a scientific revolution.
- 1543 - Scientists changed from thinking the Earth was at the center of the universe to thinking that the Sun was at the center of the universe.
- 1880 - The germ theory of disease overtook the miasma theory, a theory that diseases were caused by bad air.
- 1964 - Scientists discover the cosmic microwave background radiation, supporting the theory of the Big Bang.
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