[WikiEN-l] School of Hard Knocks, or, what I learnt from my RfA

Bryan Derksen bryan.derksen at shaw.ca
Sun Oct 22 18:11:59 UTC 2006

Parker Peters wrote:
> Modern society has evolved in such a way that "common sense" is a
> meaningless phrase, since over 90% of the population is too damned dumb to
> show any sense at all.

How is this any different from non-modern society? Consider some of the
nonsensical superstitions that were considered "common sense"
explanations in various points in history.

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