Why do some smart people lack common sense? - Barking up the wrong tree
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
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