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    The Strucure of Scientific Revolutions: It seems to me that the popularity of this book comes from the unsettled feeling you get from reading it. Imagine in your field, if suddenly somebody has an insight and all of a sudden Mendeleev's chart is meaningless, there's a new way of seeing things and there are no elements, no orbitals, no bonds. You can see the appeal. That said, I may be wrong, but I don't think there has been a single paradigm shift in the 50 years since the book was published. Read it though, you'll enjoy it.

    ¡Viva Baja Libre!

    by Azazello on Sun Jun 05, 2011 at 08:43:50 PM PDT

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      String theory is sort of the new idea, but it needs a lot of supportive data to validate it.

      Warmest regards,

      Doc

      Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me over and over, then either I really love you blindly or I am a Republican.

      by Translator on Sun Jun 05, 2011 at 09:13:51 PM PDT

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