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Many Do Not Recognize They Are IN A Paradigm Rut:

Discussion in 'Abrahamic Religions DIR' started by iris89, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. iris89

    iris89 Active Member

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    Many Do Not Recognize They Are IN A Paradigm Rut:

    Let's look at paradigm ruts and how one scientist burst out of it and made some of the greatest math contributions of all times and then look at some Bible truths.

    One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein was in the midst of an extraordinary run of paradigm-busting theories. In six months, he published five that would change dramatically what we thought we knew about the universe. Einstein's accomplishments were reviewed recently by Ronald Kotulak, science writer for the Chicago Tribune, in a special feature. In it, he recounted Einstein's papers of 1905: .
    It was an amazing leap of thought beyond the Newtonian paradigm. How did he do it? According to a quote from Kotulak's article, Einstein said: "I keep asking qllestions that only children ask. They learn how to stop asking them in their schooling. I continue to ask them." Also, he was not bound by the existing paradigms of the famous physicists of the time. He was a nobody, a patent clerk, and had nothing to lose by thinking freely. He had no reputation to protect. We have touched on similar themes from time to time in this column, noting that paradigm busters typically arrive at solutions by asking simple, basic questions and they are often successful because they are new to the job and do not have the baggage of the existing paradigm.

    Now let's consider the case of Jesus (Yeshua) Christ the beloved only begotten Son of God and how he is actually subordinate to his Father (YHWH) and not equal to him and/or him as so many believe due to being stuck in a paradigm rut of creedal beliefs instead of Bible truths. At Matthew 28:18 the scripture testifies to the fact that his Father (YHWH) gave all authority to him, "And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me." (Revised Standard Version; RSV) and this in keeping with 1 Corinthians 11:3, "But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a woman is her husband, and the head of Christ is God." (RSV). Of course this was authority over all except his Father, Almighty God (YHWH) per 1 Corinthians 15:27, ""For God has put all things in subjection under his feet." But when it says, "All things are put in subjection under him," it is plain that he is excepted who put all things under him." (RSV); and 1 Timothy 2:5, "For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus," (RSV)

    To read the remainder of this article and other articles of the subject of Paradigm Ruts, go to:

    http://www.network54.com/Forum/thread?forumid=392536&messageid=1117683094&lp=1117838678

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  2. michel

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    Apart from making us aware that einstein was a paradigm-busting scientist who looked at things from an uncomplicated viewpoint, I am not too sure how you are referencing that to the religious text that you quote. What exactly are you asking?:)
     
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    Ah, I understand now; I had not read the thread from the other forum. My mistake.:)
     
  4. iris89

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    Hi michel

    Did you find what you read interesting?

    Here is a little additional on the subject to think about.


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    Could you sum that up in a paragraph or two? I've read the Structure of Scientific Revolutions and I'm having trouble seeing the connection.
     
  6. iris89

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    Hi LLoyd

    I do not understand your message.

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  7. Lloyd

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    I understand Kuhn's arguments about the evolutionary cycle of science from normal science, appearence of anomalies, crisis, paradigm shift, and then back to normal science, but I don't understand how it relates to the theology you posted. Or more accurately, I'm too tired to read all of it right now and I'd like for you to hand it to me on a platter. I'm sorry.

    How are you applying Kuhn to theology? What insights have you gained about theology using Kuhn? I'd like to hear more from you before I say much more.
     
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