“Given the exemplary status of biological evolution, we can anticipate that a paradigm shift in our understanding of that subject will have repercussions far outside the life sciences. . . . How such an evolutionary paradigm shift will play out in the physical and social sciences remains to be seen. But it is possible to predict that the cognitive (psychological) and social sciences will have an increased influence on biology, especially when it comes to the acquisition and processing of information.” –James A. Shapiro, Evolution: A View from the 21st Century
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The Evolution Paradigm Shift
by Suzan Mazur
How cognitive and information science are challenging existing scientific paradigms. The evolutionary paradigm underlies virtually all other paradigms and so a different understanding of evolution will have reverberating effects across the spectrum of knowledge. While this is not about economics, it is not difficult to see the parallels and implications.