Cached thought

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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 be useful in saving computational resources at the cost of some memory load, and also at the risk of maintaining a belief when evidence should force an update. In particular, cached thoughts can result in a lack of creative approaches to problem-solving.

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

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