What Are The Differences Between Common Sense And Scientific Research?


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Common sense is a common knowledge. It is a belief or proposition that most sensible would people consider sound judgment. It is knowledge that doesn't require much depth; rather it is a widely known truth. It stems from knowledge and experience that most people have and that those that don't have learn via interactions. The Cambridge Dictionary defines it was having good sense and sound judgment in practical matters.

Scientific research however, is in depth study undertaken by trained, educated scientists. These people are usually educated to at least degree standard, if not higher, so that they can spend a painstaking length of time researching different branches of biology, chemistry and physics.

In comparison, there is no specific area of study for common sense. There are no degree courses or PhDs because common sense is just a general, experience-based knowledge.

Scientific work isn't widely known, and that's where the difference stems from. The majority of people can't relate to these scientific events because they lack the experience and the knowledge to comprehend and understand the work involved and the significance of it:
  • How many people understand the behavior of the universe at subatomic particle levels? 
  • Do they know what a quark is? 
  • Do they understand string theory? 
Probably not. The best way to sum up the differences between common sense and scientific research is that it is common sense to admit that scientific research is a far superior wealth of knowledge that requires a greater level of effort and intellect to comprehend.

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