When we are awestruck, we should consider what God may be saying to us through that emotion … and be aware that a paradigm shift may be coming in our life.
You probably know from your high school history class that centuries ago, people believed the Earth was the center of the universe. That included the assumption that the sun, moon, stars and planets all revolved around Earth. And it was not merely ordinary people who held that view, but also members of the scientific community. This understanding of Earth and its relationship to other celestial bodies — sometimes referred to as “geocentric” — held sway until the mid-16th century, when it began to be challenged by the work of Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler, who insisted that the sun, not the Earth, was at the center. Gradually, the geocentric model was replaced by the heliocentric one.
This change was nothing short of a scientific revolution, or what we now call a “paradigm shift.” A paradigm is a distinct set of concepts and practices that define a scientific discipline at any particular period of time. A paradigm shift is when established theories ...
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