I have come across an intriguing discussion about how change in scientific paradigm takes place, over at Nutrition and Physical Regeneration blog.
Michael is an entertaining and intriguing writer and I very much enjoyed his post about the sociological insights of one Thomas S. Kuhn. It explains a lot to me about why so many well educated people can't see what seems obvious to me. Part of the problem is that I am relatively uneducated, but insatiably curious. Without an education, I don't know or understand the prevailing paradigm and have to depend on pure reason, which may or may not be a disadvantage, depending on the situation.
Fascinating food for thought.