09 March 2011

The New York Times has an Amazing Essay on Thomas Kuhn

If you haven't been following Errol Morris's essay on Thomas Kuhn, then you have been missing out! A teaser from Part 3:

One of the oddities of history is that legends often supersede facts. Historical evidence accumulates, monographs are written; but the number of popular accounts retelling the apocryphal story of that non-crisis proliferate. Why? Because we love to read about crisis and conflict. It’s drama. It makes a better story. 
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3