Nation States do
not Need Ideologies to Exist
Columnist Yasser Latif
Hamdani proves how an ideology is not needed for a nation or a state to develop
on all front.
observation, facts that are inconsistent with the reigning paradigm emerge.
Slowly, one of the alternate paradigms triumphs over the competing paradigms
for several possible reasons: its solution to the crisis is more elegant, and
holds promise of future inquiry. Soon enough, a new crisis emerges and
alternate paradigms are proposed. As science experiences a paradigm shift,
presumptions are reset.
One of the greatest
examples of this phenomenon is the Copernican Revolution, which changed the
Earth's status as the center of universe. Before the Copernican Revolution, the
Earth's status as the center of the universe was considered fundamental to
everything from explanation of why the clouds move to why water pumps work.
Faced with the new idea that it is in fact the Earth that revolves around the
Sun, all fields of science had to gradually adapt to this new idea.