- A Paradigm Shift is when a significant change happens - usually from one fundamental view to a different view. In most cases, some type of major discontinuity occurs as well.
Steven Covey gives the example of sitting in a subway train watching some kids roam around the car annoying passengers, snatching away newspapers, etc. With what he considered great tolerance and restraint, he asked the father to do something.
Click /here for the surprise answer. --Ed Poor 12:13, 30 March 2007 (EDT)
- I have used the real world example of a paradigm shift as the realization that that must have followed when people first learned that the day/night cycle wasn't because Sol made a journey around the world each day but the Earth was revolving about it's own axis. The essay, (that one day I'm really [I swear]going to write), Will be titled, "No-one Believes a Lie". I think that is true. Just try to believe, really believe, that the Sun goes around the Earth. You'll find it quite difficult because you know it's not true.
MOO.-- Crackertalk 12:49, 30 March 2007 (EDT)