Read The Article Here from the Christian Standard.
Cottrell argues well from examples in history that people have a very difficult time letting go of paradigms even after much evidence has been amassed against those paradigms. Cottrell mentions evolution, covenant theology, Calvinism, and Wesleyanism.
I think he makes a good case. Are there other paradigms we can think of that have this sort of sacrosanct status?
But the article also brought to my mind, what about paradigms that are right? If a paradigm is actually correct, will there never be apparent counter evidence?