Posted: Jan 20, 2011 2:12 pm
by Will S
Hugin wrote:I very much agree with the OP - science is simply applied reason to the natural world. But I'm doubtful about the notion of reason being the same thing as common sense. Is it really?

To be honest, I rather wish I hadn't used the phrase 'common sense' - it's a bit woolly.

All I can say in self-defence is that I did qualify it by saying: Of course, some of the results of using 'applied common sense' may seem to violate other conclusions which we've reached using common sense – but that is a different issue.