Common Sense

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

Quotes: 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