Posted by Erol Abit on March 01, 1999 at 16:41:44:
In Reply to: Re: Hey Brother, Can You Spare a Paradigm? posted by Steve Price on March 01, 1999 at 11:57:18:
Dear Steve, you say "A Darwinian revolution occurred in what the ruggies would call the third quarter of the 19th century."
What was the cause? I guess this happened in the oriental rug field because of some people (for example the Americans with Europe backgrounds) with their revolutionary or protest characters against old high societies of Europe. If my guess is true, it is a reactional selection rather than natural selection.
I can think of another reason. It is because some few clever collectors who injected the values into the worthless objects so into the rugs too. If so, this is also an external force which breaks the natural selection rules off.
Finally, I'd like to touch on another point. As far as I learned, the collectors particularly antique collectors have played the major role in the development of this field. I think an antique rug collector says himself -go to the long pasts, dig up and then find "the future" there in the long pasts!- For them, the future is intrinsically in the past. One with these thoughts will not give any importance to a change in his/her way of thinking or a paradigm. That is there is no paradigm for her/him. And he/she, who has contributed much comparing with me, has the right to ignore me even I, new one in the field, think and plan somethings considering that we are now participating in a paradigm shift.
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