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  1. Aug 2023
    1. Thomas Kuhn applied the concept of the paradigm to describe the progress of scientific thought over time. The idea generated interest and discussion across a number of fields in addition to the history of science, eclipsing to some extent Kuhn’s original focus.

      Thomas Kuhn's book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions was directed to scientific thought over time, but he was aware of it potentially being applied, potentially improperly, to other areas. As a result, he narrowed down his definitions and made his assumptions more explicit.

      This sort of misapplication can be seen in Social Darwinism, the uncertainty principle, relativity, and memes.

      It also happened with Claude Shannon's information theory which resulted in his publication of The Bandwagon (IEEE, 1956).

  2. Oct 2020
    1. Removing likes could impact two types of biased decisions. One, deciding whether or not to “like” a photo. If you don’t know how many other people have liked that photo, your deci-sion to like it will probably be less biased. In Chapter 3, we’ll talk about the bandwagon effect, but knowing what opinion others have expressed can have a huge impact on the opinion you express. Removing likes is Instagram’s way of anonymiz-ing voting.



  3. Aug 2020