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Why do some smart people lack common sense? - Barking up the wrong tree

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(Not sure if I'm providing the common sense answer or the intelligent one, frankly...)

Since you're highly researched, your answer is the intelligent one. :)

Here's my common sense response:

1. Your intuition is usually right.

2. Don't over think.

The classic quote from Will Rogers: Common sense isn't.

Isn't common or isn't sense? :)

That's part of the beauty of that quote, isn't it? :-)

Imagine that - WIll Rogers knew about ambiguous grammars back when Backus was just an infant.

yay, I am happy to see Julian on PW