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Does nonsense have some sense or is it that some sense is nonsense?

Asked by actuallery (607points) August 28th, 2010

I have often found that the sense to sensibility is flawed with nonsense and nonsensical logic. However, on the other hand, though nonsense might be seen as illogical and without proper thought, there have been many inventions that were deemed as illogical and without merit that are now part of our current technology.

What are your thoughts, opinions, criticisms?

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BoBo1946's avatar

the secret is deciding what makes sense out of all non-sense, and acting on it.

Trillian's avatar

Your use of the word “sensibility” is contextually incorrect. Sensibility refers to more poetic connotations and the ability to feel sensations, having nothing to do with the term “sense” as you are using it.
Your conundrum is well conceived by ill articulated. I mean, I believe that I know what you mean, but I could better respond to this if you could give an example.
An invention not recognized at first for all its merits does not necessarily equate to having been nonsense. Can you give an example of seeming sense that is actual nonsense? Or the other side you were saying?

actuallery's avatar

@Triliian – An example would be my question. Can you not see the logic in the illogical paraphrasing?

actuallery's avatar

Another exmple would have been the invention of “The wheel” Gosh! What were the cavemen thinking of at the time? Maybe it was originally thought to be a table top until one day it fell and rolled down the hill.

BoBo1946's avatar

oh, you talking about making babies! loll

Penicillin and Vulcanized rubber were definitely both accidental.

Cruiser's avatar

Logic is what ultimately explains most every function of our lives. Logic by itself would get very boring very quickly if it were not for the intentional disruptions of our daily lives by mischievous nonsense to take the edge off life. Have a rubber biscuit on me!

Trillian's avatar

@Cruiser How is a rubber biscuit on you any good? Shouldn’t one have… oh I don’t know, jelly or honey on you? ( ;-) that may be the most inappropriate thing I’ve said to a man in public since I don’t know when!)

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Yeah, there is always a method in madness/nonsense!

actuallery's avatar

@ZEPHYR – That is exactly what I’m talking about!

Cruiser's avatar

@Trillian Anything on me is something to be cherished for life! The jelly and honey routine is too sensible and rubber biscuits are a much more adventurous and caloric free!

Trillian's avatar

@Cruiser…cherished for life? Hehehehe. Would you settle for; remembered fondy now and then?

actuallery's avatar

@Zephyra – oops! a typographical error with your name in a previous response from me.

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