Friday, March 23, 2007

Paradigm Shift

We discussed Paradigm Shifts on Tuesday and disccused how they fit in the context of Science, History and Culture.

Remember that a Paradigm Shift is as a change from one way of thinking to another.

Below you have a list of issues and/or events. I would like you to discuss what society was like before and after these Paradigm Shifts. Post your reply in the comments section to 7 of these Paradigm Shifts.

(Example: Columbus Discovering America - Before people they thought the earth was flat and after they realised it was actually round and it changed navigation drastically.)

1- The A-Bomb being dropped on Hiroshima
2- Internet
3- The Printing Press
4- Rock & Roll
5- Martin Luther (Reformation)
6- Martin Luther King Jr.
7- Movies
8- Industrial Revolution
9- MySpace
10- Automobiles
11- Pastuerization
12- People blind since birth are suddenly enabled to see.
13- The English monarchy with the signing of Magna Carta.

Some of these Paradigm Shifts may require a history refresher so research those events online to help you out.

1 Comments:

At 2:28 PM , Anonymous Tawny said...

Here is a double-image picture. At first glance, it looks naughty, doesn't it?

http://www.curiouser.co.uk/illusions/opticalillusions/dolphin.jpg

If you look again, the shadows are actually comprised of dolphins. If you still don't see it, just tell me and I'll point them out to you on Tuesday. :)

 

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