Science and Technology play a central role in assuring our survival and enormous success as a species. However, your readings for this week point out that this progress is the product of contentious debates, competing world views, and revolutionary paradigm shifts. Over time, certain views do eventually prevail. Genetically evolved technology is based, in part, on finding solutions to key problems through the process of biological evolution (see the Tedtalk video for this week). With Kuhn, your readings and video clips for this week in mind, please answer the following questions:
- Will believers in Intelligent Design be able to embrace the incredibly promising and innovative solutions outlined in Luke Bawazer’s Tedtalk while rejecting Darwin’s theory? Explain why or why not.
- How does the science discussed by Bawazer relate to Bronowski’s belief about science as imaginative and creative?
- Does Bawazer’s discussion of the dawning of a new scientific paradigm mean the same thing Kuhn means by paradigm shift?
Your response must include references to the essays by Bronowski, Kuhn, and Wilson. Feel free to include your own research (academic sources). Your response, in either essay form or question and answer format, should be a minimum of 750 words. Use proper citation and list your references.
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