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

    Considering that half of Americans have a double digit IQ, if there is such a thing as common sense its rather dumb.
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    Re: Is there even such a thing as "common sense"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Considering that half of Americans have a double digit IQ, if there is such a thing as common sense its rather dumb.
    To the bolded: seriously? Yikes. Pretty concerning.
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    Re: Is there even such a thing as "common sense"?

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Have you ever met anyone who believes that they don't have common sense? It's as common as people are.

    I believe that most people misinterpret the meaning of the phrase. It's common, just like it says, and it's not necessarily an informed opinion and doesn't necessarily involve rational thought or logic - most of the time it's an emotional response. We don't want to admit that common sense it's rational thought because if we did that, then we would be admitting that we don't think rationally.
    99% of people feel that they're thinking rationally when they're actually just feeling.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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

    I would say that common sense involves the ability to see what is there instead of listening to people who tell you what is there.
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    Re: Is there even such a thing as "common sense"?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    To the bolded: seriously? Yikes. Pretty concerning.
    Only if other other half have single digit, rather than triple digit, IQs.

    The scary part is that even if you are of exactly the median IQ then half of those that you share the roadways (and voting booths) with are dumber than you are.
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    Re: Is there even such a thing as "common sense"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Considering that half of Americans have a double digit IQ, if there is such a thing as common sense its rather dumb.
    Common sense doesn't strongly correlate with IQ. Some people with less intelligence have common sense and some brilliant people don't have it.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Common sense doesn't strongly correlate with IQ. Some people with less intelligence have common sense and some brilliant people don't have it.
    It doesn't necessarily correlate. I work with a lot of eggheads, and I wonder how some manage to dress themselves because they're that lacking in common sense (which isn't that common). Generally, the ones who do have it also work with their hands or grew up or live in the country. I used not to have much common sense either, but then I moved to the country. This will smarten you up right fast.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    To the bolded: seriously? Yikes. Pretty concerning.
    Supposedly 96% of the population has an IQ between 90-110. 2% above and 2% below that...
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    Re: Is there even such a thing as "common sense"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Supposedly 96% of the population has an IQ between 90-110. 2% above and 2% below that...
    Someone told me that 93.7869% of all statistics are made up.
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Someone told me that 93.7869% of all statistics are made up.
    For the population in general...

    For me it is around 99.993%
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