19 JAN 2012 by ideonexus

 Evolving Methods of Science

A closer look at the course followed by developing theory reveals for a start that it is by no means as continuous as one might expect, but full of breaks and at least apparently not along the shortest logical path. Certain methods often afforded the most handsome results only the other day, and many might well have thought that the development of science to infinity would consist in no more than their constant application. Instead, on the contrary, they suddenly reveal themselves as exhauste...
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Science does not progress smoothly through the constant application of a single method, but the methods change and there is conflict between generations.