Quote Originally Posted by Gary Wassner View Post
... and none of us feel a sense of loss or profound meaninglessness whenwe discard one scientific paradigm for another.
I doubt that quite heartily. New scientific ideas that are eventually proved to have some validity are still met with intense scepticism that is best understood as an unwillingness to change knowledge which is believed to be true. Entire generations of scientists who are unable or unwilling to adapt lose their identities, jobs, lives..