Geophysical Journal | 2003 volume 25 4

On the role of human factor in the development of science

© V.N. Strakhov

The paper states that a paradigm is a stereotype of thinking that is supported by three factors: 1) temporal, 2) "human", 3) social. The main of them is the human factor. Its essence is described on examples of abundant material belonging to computer mathematics, geophysics, geology, change of the creative potential of a scientist in the function of age etc.

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