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    Re: Is there even such a thing as "common sense"?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    It is common sense that you should give me $500. The term 'common sense' is extremely vulnerable to abuse and misuse.
    Why is it common sense that I should give you money when I seriously need it? There is nothing common sense about it... though I do agree that the term can be abused.
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    Re: Is there even such a thing as "common sense"?

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    He was talking about how the primitive New Guinea people were quite a bit more intelligent
    than the average westerner, and speculated that basically the dumb died quick.
    What he said is that Geography played a role in the success or forward mobility and advancement of a culture, not intelligence. Also, he did not say that the primitive in New Guinea were more intelligent he said that he knew too many intelligent New Guineans to conclude that intelligence is what determined cultural advancement.
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    Re: Is there even such a thing as "common sense"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    You said it even better. And, sadly, you are correct.
    Nope... not correct.
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    Re: Is there even such a thing as "common sense"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Why is it common sense that I should give you money when I seriously need it? There is nothing common sense about it... though I do agree that the term can be abused.
    You have to be joking. Everybody knows that you should give me $500. It's common sense. Surely you can't be that dense and lack that much common sense. I don't even understand why we are discussing this. After all. It's just plain common sense.

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    Re: Is there even such a thing as "common sense"?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    You have to be joking. Everybody knows that you should give me $500. It's common sense. Surely you can't be that dense and lack that much common sense. I don't even understand why we are discussing this. After all. It's just plain common sense.
    I returned all my common sense after I realized who I married... did me no good so you are probably right. What is your address so that I can mail you a check?
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    Re: Is there even such a thing as "common sense"?

    Common sense refers to reason and logic which are two of the most absolute, definitive things in existence. A true logical argument, based on valid premises, results in a fact. We need more facts these days and we need to work from these facts. When feelings are factored in, reason and logic go out the window- however, many people FEEL that irrational arguments are logical... which proves my point.
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    Re: Is there even such a thing as "common sense"?

    Quote Originally Posted by kamikaze483 View Post
    Common sense refers to reason and logic which are two of the most absolute, definitive things in existence. A true logical argument, based on valid premises, results in a fact. We need more facts these days and we need to work from these facts. When feelings are factored in, reason and logic go out the window- however, many people FEEL that irrational arguments are logical... which proves my point.
    Haven't philosophers been arguing these things for thousands of years? There is no such thing as absolute and definitive things or philosophy would have been eliminated.

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    Re: Is there even such a thing as "common sense"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Nope... not correct.
    Very enlightening response. Not sure why you wasted both our time with that one. Care to expound? I'm fine if you don't by the way. No disrespect intended, I just don't care that much at this time.
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    Re: Is there even such a thing as "common sense"?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Haven't philosophers been arguing these things for thousands of years? There is no such thing as absolute and definitive things or philosophy would have been eliminated.
    I don't believe that at all. There are certain absolutes.
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    Re: Is there even such a thing as "common sense"?

    I sorta disagree with most of the posts here.

    What most people believe to be common sense, is the consensus opinion of people who have never seriously studied the topic. It's their kneejerk reaction, nothing more and nothing less.

    So does it exist? Absolutely. Is it the best answer to an issue? For simple issues, most likely. But for issues that require serious thought and research, rarely.
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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