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Submitted by Robert Villegas (United States), Oct 5, 2010 at 19:04

www.freedictionary.com: "Usage Note: Paradigm first appeared in English in the 15th century, meaning "an example or pattern," and it still bears this meaning today." I am exposing and epistemological problem with using the term as a pattern. It is a tautology. It leads to thinking in non-essentials. An example can be part of a pattern but is, itself, not a pattern. I am arguing for clarity in the use of the term. If you are discussing a pattern, call it a pattern.

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