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A '''cached thought''' is an answer that was arrived at by recalling the old conclusion, rather than performing the reasoning from scratch.
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A '''cached thought''' is an answer that was arrived at by recalling the old conclusion, rather than performing the reasoning from scratch. Cached thoughts can result in the maintenance of a position when evidence should force an update. Cached thoughts can also result in a lack of creative approaches to problem-solving if one repeats the same cached thoughts rather than constructing a new approach.  
  
 
What is generally called [[common sense]] is more or less a collection of cached thoughts.
 
What is generally called [[common sense]] is more or less a collection of cached thoughts.

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A cached thought is an answer that was arrived at by recalling the old conclusion, rather than performing the reasoning from scratch. Cached thoughts can result in the maintenance of a position when evidence should force an update. Cached thoughts can also result in a lack of creative approaches to problem-solving if one repeats the same cached thoughts rather than constructing a new approach.

What is generally called common sense is more or less a collection of cached thoughts.

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