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- Mar 2019
Like in evolution, the process does not change toward some fixed goal according to some fixed rules, methods or standards, but rather it changes away from the pressures exerted by anomalies on the reigning theory (Kuhn 1962, 170–173). The process of scientific change is eliminative and permissive rather than instructive.
This is similar to evolution: not guided, but not random. Does this view contradict the idea of progression?
It also suggests a complex dynamic system that possess path dependence and environmental interaction.