Evolving science

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:
Can believers in Intelligent Design embrace the incredibly promising and innovative solutions outlined in Luke
Bawazer’s Tedtalk while rejecting Darwin’s theory of evolution? Explain why or why not.
How does the science discussed by Bawazer relate to Bronowski’s belief about science as imaginative and
Does Bawazer’s discussion of the dawning of a new scientific paradigm mean the same thing Kuhn means by
paradigm shift?

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