Departing the Vacuousness
Started by hackenslash, February 08, 2022, 10:19:53 PM
QuoteSo, I need a little help, hopefully with some discussion. I need examples of common knowledge that aren't true, and examples of common sense that isn't sensible. The more common the examples, the better.
Quote from: billy rubin on February 11, 2022, 05:39:07 PMhmm.no fight intended, my friend.
Quote from: Tank on February 11, 2022, 07:47:48 PMIt's common sense that you'd never find soft tissues preserved from dinosaurs.However https://www.history.com/news/scientists-find-soft-tissue-in-75-million-year-old-dinosaur-bones
Quote from: Mr. B on February 11, 2022, 10:36:07 PMThere are quite a few ideas being tossed around here but there is one common thread connecting them. Common sense is not so common and it sometimes changes based on new discoveries in science. Most people are reluctant to change so maybe they continue to believe that you will have 7 years bad luck if you break a mirror. Or some people may still be wary of black cats crossing their paths. Or hesitant to inject a brand new anti viral chemical engeneered to stimulate their body's mRNA response. Or question the age of the earth based on soft tissues found in relatively poor fossil specimens. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0_2Wq9Aos4Are chicken eggs good to eat or not?
Quote from: Tank on February 12, 2022, 08:08:00 AMAnother thought. Could 'Old wives tales' be considered common sense? And is another term for Common Sense, Received Wisdom?
Quoteshow me the child until he is seven, and I will show you the man.
QuoteCommon sense is the collection of prejudices we accumulate by the age of eighteen.
Quote from: billy rubin on February 11, 2022, 05:28:19 PMi have one. it is commonly taught that eratosthenes proved that the earth was round.
Quotethis is false. eratosthenes merely calculated a circumference, based on a preexisting belief that the earth was round, which he held for other reasons.
Quoteid have to check again, but when i took his protocol and crunched some numbers, i found that his results are perfectly consistent with a flat earth and a sun orbiting the north pole at a constant altitude of 536 miles.iirc
Quote from: hackenslash on February 18, 2022, 09:46:47 AMI'm going to apologise. My reaction to this was because it felt a lot like JAQing off. Let's give it the respect it warrants.
QuoteQuoteid have to check again, but when i took his protocol and crunched some numbers, i found that his results are perfectly consistent with a flat earth and a sun orbiting the north pole at a constant altitude of 536 miles.iircI'd be interested in seeing your working out on this, because my gut tells me that can't be, not least because the angle of incidence is opposite, though I could see a parallax projection giving an odd result depending on how everything lines up.