Scientific Revolutions

1369 Words Jan 7th, 2018 6 Pages
They literally change the paradigm of science, or the way in which knowledge is understood and aligned with other knowledge that has also been scientifically supported. When this happens, there becomes a new or better way of understanding the world around us or the topic at hand. (Fernandez-Armesto, __).
The role of scientists, of course, is to contemplate the ways in which knowledge can be discovered or uncovered, and then to set up various investigative ways to test those assumptions. If done correctly, their work finds clear evidence of a path toward comprehending the world in which we live at some level, no matter whether that is by looking up at the sky, down at the earth or into the realm of chemistry, biology or other less visible domains. (Fernandez-Armesto, __).
Sometimes the work of the scientists is correct, and other times it is mistaken. They sometimes misunderstand what is before them either because of the tools they have to work with, or because of biases and presumptions that they use to begin their investigations. If their logic or ability or perspective is wrong, their results will be too but even this does not mean that what they are doing is without value. There are a number of examples of early scientists who were technically wrong about what they discovered at the time, but we still recognize their work as having led to dramatic transformations of science and scientific thinking, thus…
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