Exception to Kuhn
The signature of modern times in the West is absolute total paralysis of thought. Worst example, of course, is the climate pseudoscientists, frozen in dead certainty on a murderously false hypothesis based on wildly false "facts". Paralysis also runs through most big governments and corporations, locked in an unchanging dance of decline. Governments continue expanding in size while serving no purpose at all; businesses continue expanding and raising their holy share price while making nothing at all. At the center of it all in the US is Goldman Sachs, centralizing and securitizing all aspects of life, consuming all and giving nothing in return except more theft.
Clearly the only cure for most of science, business and government is the Kuhnian cure, death of an entire generation. I pray constantly for a monstrous disaster to speed this salvation. Now that Sheikh Osama is gone, there's no hope that he will try again and get it right this time, so we can only pray for something like a Richter 20.0 earthquake that reduces the East Coast to unsurvivable rubble from Boston to Palm Beach.
However! One big exception to Kuhn seems to be popping up. Cancer researchers, despite huge vested interests in money and power, are changing their paradigm without
the passing of a generation. They are pulling away from their long-held expansionist tendencies, pulling away from the rule that "the money is in the medicine, not the cure." They are restricting the definition of cancer, actually removing
some conditions from their empire; and they are slicing away the Precautionary Principle that has "climatized" their field for so many years. Now they say, quite rationally, that screening for everything does more harm than good.
The Satanist-Leninist media are reporting this backwards as always, trying hard to restore the older imperial model, focusing on various interest groups who can't tolerate a departure from the Precautionary Principle. Despite that, the research community is holding steady, continuing the fast fade from imperial delusion to modest and realistic science.
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