Common Sense

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Definitions: (1) practical understanding or intelligence(2) sound and prudent judgment

Derivation: Originally, common sense was the faculty uniting and interpreting the impressions of the other five senses.

Saying: Correlation does not imply causation. — Statistical axiom


Today’s common sense is yesterday’s science. — Neils Bohr (1885-1962) Danish Physicist

Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.

— George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish Playwright

A walking encyclopedia will walk over a cliff, for all its knowledge of cliffs and the effects of gravity, unless it is designed in such a fashion that it can find the right bits of knowledge at the right times, so it can plan its engagements with the real world.

— Daniel Dennett (1942 – ) American Philosopher