Paradigm Theory: 3 Evolution of Paradigms

Have paradigms become the dominant agents of evolution? Are there natural paradigms? Is that what science seeks to understand? Do animals have paradigms? Do we have animal paradigms or are paradigms unique to humans? This is a survey of the evolution of paradigms from their origins five hundred million years ago to the present.

Recommended to all who wonder what it’s all about, but of special interest to anyone whose knowledge is based on evolution theory.


  • The stages of paradigm evolution
  • Natural paradigms
  • Explosive beginnings and endings
  • Animal paradigms
  • Human paradigms
  • The Neolithic episteme
  • The urban episteme
  • Reflection
  • Test
  • References
  • Glossary

Key words: Natural paradigms, animal paradigms, human paradigms, Neolithic episteme, urban episteme, big bang theory, homo sapiens, homo erectus, homo habilis, homo neanderthalensis, state, empire.
Key names: Richard Dawkins, Charles Darwin, Marie Stopes.

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