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Holden Caulfield
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Common sense is often a collection of falsehoods believed by the populace.

That is not the definition of common sense at all. Common sense is the ability to act in a reasonable way and make good sound decisions. If you're starting from a faulty belief system then common sense is not in play at all.






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Powerman
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Besides technology and racial relations hoow has America improved in the last generation ?

You act as if technology and racial relations are somehow small things. They're not. They're huge.

Violent crime has decreased during the same time period also. That seems worthy of note.







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Powerman
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That is not the definition of common sense at all. Common sense is the ability to act in a reasonable way and make good sound decisions. If you're starting from a faulty belief system then common sense is not in play at all.


So if in the year 4000 B.C. it was common sense that the world was flat, what does that say about common sense?






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Holden Caulfield
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So if in the year 4000 B.C. it was common sense that the world was flat, what does that say about common sense?

Again, that is not the definition of common sense.






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wilfont
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So if in the year 4000 B.C. it was common sense that the world was flat, what does that say about common sense?

Common perception or a common belief is not what common sense means.






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Powerman
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Again, that is not the definition of common sense.



According to the definition that pimp posted it certainly fits under the umbrella of common sense

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Common sense is a basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge things which is shared by ("common to") nearly all people, and can be reasonably expected of nearly all people without any need for debate


Common knowledge basically fits under this umbrella definition of common sense. If it was common sense that the world was flat at some point that shows that common sense is flawed. It is not the same as objective truth. It's inferior to objective truth and in fact stands in the way of the quest for objective truth.






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Holden Caulfield
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According to the definition that pimp posted it certainly fits under the umbrella of common sense

If the definition you posted came from Pimp then Pimp is wrong.
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Common knowledge basically fits under this umbrella definition of common sense.

It really isn't. There is no correlation whatsoever. Common sense cannot exist when there is a faulty premise from the get go.




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cwill
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Common sense is just a tired trope...it basically has no objective meaning.





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cwill
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working in the petrochem industry.


Upstream O&G, A&D.






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Powerman
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Upstream O&G

Wouldn't be surprised if we've crossed paths at some point.






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Powerman
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Respect For Authority Replaced.
Opposition to Tyranny Replaced.


Would be less comical if he didn't actually post them one after the other.






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RCDfan1950
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What if the common knowledge is at odds with the actual objective truth though?


Here we go!

Good point Pman; but a problem arises in the determination of *objective* truth, when subjective preferences come into play.

In the current Statist/Individual Rights scenario, the Statist are betting the motivational farm that it is more moral and more practical for a majority of the society to create laws which empower the State to seize - through tax/"spread the wealth around" policy - the free market earnings of individuals who EXCELL in the productive enterprise...in order to make goods and services available to them who aren't productive. Personal merit...nws.

Now some (subjectively) see such a Marxist ideology as being a 'common sense' approach and having a moral impetus as well....while others see such as immoral, and practically insane, as such policy subsidizes unproductivity (instead of punishing it) and punishes productivity instead of rewarding it. Democratic processes nws.

Of course, the ideal would be a State that punished unproductivity and rewarded productivity as a moral/civic duty to all who enjoy the rewards of a group of productive individuals. The individual who bought into that social contract of civic responsibility would then be guaranteed the basics...with rewards and frills based on merit and extraordinary productivity. It seems that this is exactly what the Free Market accomplishes; though I doubt that the *Free Market* even exist any more.

There are abuses at the top and the bottom of merit-based economics. Some people will always figure out ways to game the system. Punishment for them, is the best we can do to discourage such.

It's a jungle out there!







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