History and Philosophy of Physics


A Review on Self-Organized Criticality as a Model of the Scientific Development

Authors: Victor Christianto, Florentin Smarandache

According to a conventional belief held by most science communities, sciences can advance by two ways: (a) incremental approach by virtue of scientific methods, (b) paradigm shift. The latter term has been advocated by a notorious science historian, Thomas Kuhn. Despite such widespread acceptance, such a term of paradigm shift is not often tested empirically. Therefore, in this paper we review a recent work which uses citation analysis of journal-journal for the past recent years. This analysis reveals that scientific progress seems to follow Self-Organized Criticality. In the last section, we compare this citation analysis result with our model of the origin of the Universe.

Comments: 8 Pages. This paper has been submitted to Prespacetime Journal. Your comments are welcome

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