Thursday, 3 May 2007

Science and common sense

Some scientific discoveries fly in the face of common sense; others reinforce our common sense of how the cosmos is. What I’m interested in is whether anybody has researched the proportion between these two quantities. I’d say the common sensical position would be that the latter would much outweigh the former, but this, like Russell’s barbers who shave themselves, may be a self-contradictory thing to say.

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