Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Can we rely on Common Sense?

Common sense is result of our social environment and the training and knowledge we acquired from our society.

Common sense is the ability to understand things with mixture of all 5 senses. We can only understand  limited range of sizes ,durations and speed through our common sense. Like we can only measure 10th of millimeters to few kilometers, From fraction of seconds to life time or so.

When we have to deal with things on quantum level as tiny as atomic particles which are approximately have size of 15-15th of centimeter or in cosmology distances like 10 billion light years and onward.. then our commen sense breaks down.

Often ideas that may be considered to be true by common sense are in fact false.

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