Common Senses

Headline: Climate Change Action Protestors Delay Harvard – Yale Football Game. From the New York Times report:  “‘It looks like there’s a lot of common sense that has missed their generation’, said Chuck Crummie, 68, who attended the game with his son, a former Yale football player. ‘It goes to show that this generation is all about themselves and not a football game.’”

You could make out a good case that people who are concerned with keeping the planet habitable are showing more common sense than people for whom the sanctity of a football game is of paramount importance and that it is the latter who are “all about themselves.” The episode appears to demonstrate incompatible forms of common sense.