Talk:common sense

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Hot damn but that's a high-falutin' definition with plenty purty words an' all, but what in tarnation does it mean?

Surely common sense tells you that writing a simple ever'day definition is much better fer folks to git their minds around? 89.240.205.41 04:11, 29 October 2007 (UTC)


independent of specialized knowledge[edit]

There's one distinction missing from the current definition (#2, that is). Let me take Dictionary.com's take as an illustration:

sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like; normal native intelligence

Note the stronger emphasis on non-specialized knowledge. "basic intelligence" and "plain understanding" does imply this, but not explicitly so. I suggest we edit the entry to more directly specify that common sense specifically excludes higher learning and specialization, since it's sometimes used as a counterpoint to those. CapnZapp (talk) 15:24, 22 July 2017 (UTC)