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Silk
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JackFritschy
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Started: 11/26/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Silk

Con

I assert that the majority of people have little commonsense. This, of course. does not mean they cannot learn & fend for themselves. From butchers, bakers, candlestick makers to doctors, lawyers to engineers & architects & school teachers alike as a load of books on the back of a burro never rendered it wise. There is a great difference between
knowledge & wisdom. There exists here on earth a tremendous difference between personality & character. There are many humans with most pleasant personalities & smiles who are sadistic, evil & treacherous and a precious few whose personalities are less than charming, not at all the "life of the party" & even a bit on the sour or grumpy side, however decent human beings. Humane souls who would lend a helping hand to the down trodden, to the lost & the lonely. Most altruistic individuals of this nature are few & far between on this planet, very "thin on the ground", as it were. But then I guess in a sewer a rats the only thing to be. Common sense & empathy may well be a handicap in this human rat race. I take a look at humanity and say (metaphorically speaking) " God is this thing humanity the best you can do ? Is it a piece of your finest work? Not too impressive to say the least.
That is if decency was your aim. "Ignorance" not common sense will serve the creatures best in lifes rat race.
JackFritschy

Pro

My oponet argues that humans are fools with little common sense. But look at what humanity has accomplished. While monkies are still rolling around in crape, we have reached to the stars. While humans will not no much about things that don't involve them, when faced with issues theartning them they will always innovate improve, and trimuph over most obsticals. We have built great civalizations and rule over all other animals. Of course humans have common sense.
Debate Round No. 1
Silk

Con

Silk forfeited this round.
JackFritschy

Pro

You are correct in assuming that people quite often use their common sense. Voting is one example. Most voters tend to no little about issues. Democrats have huge uniformed voting blocks the inner cities. Rebulicans have a uniformed voting block in the rural deep south, ie Mississippi or Alabama. However when humans are given a goal of some sort that directly affects their well being, they use their common sense a whole lot more. People who own bussinesses are a good example. They are constantly improving their bussinessis. Lawyers and engineers seem to find very common sense solutions or arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
Silk

Con

Silk forfeited this round.
JackFritschy

Pro

my oppent forfiets twice in a row, are my arguments too good?
Debate Round No. 3
Silk

Con

Silk forfeited this round.
JackFritschy

Pro

JackFritschy forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Silk

Con

Silk forfeited this round.
JackFritschy

Pro

Silk has fortified every round in a debate HE started. I will say that humans are very resourceful creatures with great capability to adapt. That makes us greater than animals and other speicias on the planet.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Silk 3 years ago
Silk
whatsmatter jackie... logic catch up wif ya..?
Posted by Silk 3 years ago
Silk
Some one mentioned the "progress" humans have made? A previous few of them lead the 'way' while the majority remain lackluster with not common sense. And as for the monkeys well as we are destroying the planet they are livng in harmony with nature & in the end will fare much better than so called homo sapiens.. that's a laugh.. "sapiens" - 'present participle of sapere, to taste, be wise. A term man coined for himself of course. The debaters here display little common sense but of course are chauvinistic.
Posted by Silk 3 years ago
Silk
Common sense [ Latin - sēnsus comm$3;nis, common feelings of humanity ] can check its emotional baggage at the door. That is to leave itself out of the equation. Common sense is unemotional. No personalities or prejudice in common sense, no chauvinism. Once this is in place next the individual must have a keen interest in "Why" some - thing or event is the way it is. Then the proverbial penny will of itself drop. One can't learn common sense. The truth may be puzzling & unsettling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counter-intuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true. Common se Latin sēnsus comm$3;nis, common feelings of humanity.] Common sense plays a role in science. If there are two possibilities that could both be true, it is accepted by science that the most simple, most "common sense" answer is the place to start, and until or unless it is disproved or "wobbly,"[3] it should be given more weight than an answer that breaks common sense until more evidence can be gathered. Mostly this is settled by Occam's Razor, in which case the preferred answer is the one that requires the fewest assumptions. Common sense plays a role in science. If there are two possibilities that could both be true, it is accepted by science that the most simple, most "common sense" answer is the place to start, and until or unless it is disproved or "wobbly,"[3] it should be given more weight than an answer that breaks common sense until more evidence can be gathered. Mostly this is settled by Occam's Razor, in which case the preferred answer is the one that requires the fewest assumptions. .. Ok this is common sense..3 things exist for the human. (1) Impulse, (2) thought,
(3) action. Most go directly from (1) to (3) never pausing at (2). This is my contention.

nse see's through "logical fallacy".
Posted by amay 3 years ago
amay
Right, so the Pro would have to argue that most people do have common sense then. Thank you for clarifying that.

Now; could you define common sense please? My idea of a person with common sense is a person who can, in a word, 'deal' with things. They are sensible, able to handle situations as they come. But I wouldn't have said that having common sense necessarily involves thinking outside the box, or that lack of common sense makes one robotic.

Explain please.

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Posted by Silk 3 years ago
Silk
It is most most definitely fit or debate. "Do most people possess & exercise
common sense". I say no they do not.. most are 'robotic' - Most can't think
out of the proverbial box. If this is true it has profound implications! Most likely
you reading this are a person 'sans' common sense.
Posted by amay 3 years ago
amay
Ri-ight. It sounds to me like this isn't a topic for debate; you haven't really made it any clearer what pro would be arguing. This might be better off in the forum section.
Posted by Silk 3 years ago
Silk
Lets cut to the chase and dispense with the semantics.. We all know what
is meant by common sense.. or do we? What lubricates and keeps in motion
the machinery of mankind? A few (very few) clever people figure out what makes
things tick and teach the rest of the sheep. For one of the sheep is not going to round
up the rest of the flock. While most people are not what would be referred to as 'intelligent'
some of them are 'cunning'. One must understand what the uncreated creator (god to many)
had (has) in mind for creating all the way it is and leaving mankind with no free will. And set the
physical constants as well. Einstein was a "determinist". I'm simply pondering the reason behind it all..
There probably is no reason for mankind but for the uncreated creator there obviously must be or all that is wouldn't be N'est-ce pas. I am not religious. Unless one of you can fathom a 'reason' for mankinds existence that is in its own best interest..Oh mankind has purpose but not for itself.
Only the cause agent knows what it is.
Posted by Double_R 3 years ago
Double_R
Newb snipe anyone?
Posted by amay 3 years ago
amay
Not sure that common sense has much to do with prejudices really, although I can just about see where he's coming from. Hey ho.
Posted by SemperVI 3 years ago
SemperVI
My two cents

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
- Albert Einstein

For whatever its worth...
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Vote Placed by birdlandmemories 3 years ago
birdlandmemories
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