Sometimes it seems that--in contrast to Kuhn and the notion of paradigm shift--no matter what is done to advance the state of things, the aggregate remains entrenched in convention, unable to wiggle free to the better idea. Case in point: Bayesian statistics, computational modeling, big data science, topographical neural nets, viral computing, network analysis, mutli-agent modeling, complexity methods, applied mathematics -- where are the social sciences?
Anyway, here is yet another excellent thought piece on the limits of statistics for economic inquiry--CLICK HERE. It is by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Distinguished Professor at NYU. Disagree or not, it is a good read.