Thought for the Moment
The reason is, that a paradigm shift involves discontinuity, and discontinuity precludes linearity because linearity requires continuity. And so in the business of paradigm-shifting, linear argument is a tool which brings the work of transformation to a threshhold beyond which lies a gap. But that gap can only be crossed by means of something discontinuous. Something abrupt.
This element of discontinuity or abruptness translates into an act of pure will, or more precisely, will-to-power.