Re: Bob's 'Self-aggrandizing ignorant' Count

From: mAsterdam <>
Date: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 11:58:49 +0200
Message-ID: <44a646e8$0$31637$>

Robert Martin wrote:
> George said:

>>> "OO is a computational model and not
>>> a paradigm unless by 'paradigm' one means an example of
>>> a computational model" is an awesome sentence.

> The word "Paradigm" means "Pattern". There is certainly a pattern of
> coding involved with OO.

Well, I suggest one uses 'pattern' or 'model' if just that is what is meant. 'Paradigm' has distinct connotations.

At I find

"..., in his book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Kuhn defines a scientific paradigm as:

  • what is to be observed and scrutinized,
  • the kind of questions that are supposed to be asked and probed for answers in relation to this subject,
  • how these questions are to be structured,
  • how the results of scientific investigations should be interpreted.

Alternatively, the Oxford English Dictionary defines paradigm as "A pattern or model, an exemplar". Thus an additional component of Kuhn's definition of paradigm is:

  • how is an experiment to be conducted, and what equipment is available to conduct the experiment.

Thus, within normal science, the paradigm is the set of exemplary experiments that can be copied or emulated. "

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