Myth, Common Sense, the Obvious, and the Unobvious
The obvious and common sense– bahhh- who needs them? I prefer to move forward using first my heart and than my mind. Some things just get in the way if not- the unobvious can also be mind shattering. I do love this man for exploring such an intriguing topic.
The Santa Fe Institute will be sponsoring a Community Lecture on July 25, 2012. The lecture will start at 7:30pm at the James A. Little Theater. The Myth of Common Sense: Why Everything That Seems Obvious Isn’t is sure to be an interesting lecture by Duncan Watts. Watts is a Principal Researcher with Microsoft, and he is the author of Everything Is Obvious Once You Know The Answer. Watts has also been a Santa Fe Institute External Professor. The abstract for his lecture on the institute’s web site says “relying on ‘common sense’ is the sensible thing to do, right? Not always. Although common sense can be useful for dealing with everyday problems, it can suffer from systematic failures when applied to complex problems in government, business, and marketing. Physicist-turned-sociologist Duncan Watts shows how we get duped by our shared assumptions and demonstrated how learning to question common sense can lead to better solutions.”
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