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Paradigm


There is a place, where something between experimentation and documentation occurs, where results have ideal descriptions and explanations, where experience takes over. That place, semantically speaking, is here. We will tell you everything you need to know about our word of the month including ; etymology, spelling variations, and phonetics and we will feature an article and examples of proper/good/bad use for each word. Although it may be tempting, to think that this word is related to Phaedrus’ ghost, that would be technically incorrect. The main reason for this is possibly because the central theme of Phaedrus’ Ghost is light or lights and the patterns of incandescence where as Paradigm implies slightly more darkness for example in a ‘paradigm shift’. Also the word’s similarity to ‘paradox’ should be noted since this has the same root.

In a paradigm shift, it is not only the tense which is in question, but also the relation to it. For example, the 1969 Moon landing/s were made possible because of a paradigm shift in the way people thought about the moon. The same reasoning may follow a Mars mission, however the crew would need to have the status of the paradigm shift monitored at every stage and perhaps there would be interactive elements.

A paradigm can be thought of as a particular conjugation of a verb or a particular declension of a noun. By highlighting a specific case/mode of thought, a space is also made for a new mode of thought. This new mode is the aim and premise of the new paradigm.



Paradigm life cycles Two types of paradigm