On 5/4/06, Phil Boswell <phil.boswell(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 5/4/06, Alphax (Wikipedia email) <alphasigmax(a)gmail.com> wrote:
It looks a hell of a lot like using common sense.
[[Monty Hall problem]]. "Common sense" is not a valid justification for
The reason the [[Monty Hall problem]] is a "problem" is because it
to turn common sense on its head: the "exception that proves the rule".
That phrase makes no sense in commonly used modern english english.
Just because there exist carefully designed situations
in which common sense
will lead you up a carefully prepared garden path does not invalidate the
application of common sense in each and every situation.
Ok then how about:
[[Proof that 0.999... equals 1]] or most of [[Quantum mechanics]]
Since there is no useful way of telling when "common sense" is going
to break down it's use over logical deduction from evidence is not
The reason it is called "common sense" is
after all because it commonly
Our article on the subject disagres