Rationality and Common Sense

Two things I need to write about.

Jared Diamond on Common Sense, in Edge 2017. “common sense should be invoked more often in scientific discussions, where it is sometimes deficient and scorned” Too right.

And “Why do we use reason to reach nonsensical conclusions?” from the New Humanist which I’ve been meaning to respond to since April 2017.

Closed-minded adherence to the technicalities and process of rational — would-be scientific — discourse, is often at the expense of sensible content. Don’t throw your intuitions out just yet.

Originally published at Psybertron Asks.

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