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the received wisdom

Common knowledge that is held to be true, but may not be. The received wisdom says to feed a cold and starve a fever, but that doesn't reflect current medical practice.
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the conventional wisdom

Common knowledge that is held to be true, but may not be. The conventional wisdom says to feed a cold and starve a fever, but that doesn't reflect current medical practice.
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conventional wisdom

A widely held belief on which most people act. For example, According to conventional wisdom, an incumbent nearly always wins more votes than a new candidate . This term was invented by John Kenneth Galbraith, who used it in The Affluent Society (1958) to describe economic ideas that are familiar, predictable, and therefore accepted by the general public. Today it is used in any context where public opinion has considerable influence on the course of events.
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conventional/received ˈwisdom

the view or belief that most people have: Conventional wisdom has it that riots only ever happen in big cities.The term conventional wisdom was first used by the economist John Kenneth Galbraith in his book The Affluent Society.

conventional wisdom, the

What the majority believe and act upon. The term was coined by the American economist John Kenneth Galbraith in The Affluent Society (1958), in which he so described economic views that are familiar, predictable, and therefore generally accepted. It was soon transferred to other areas in which public opinion plays an important role in influencing events. It has just about replaced the now virtually obsolete cliché, climate of opinion.
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IL-A produced more conventionally indirect strategies than direct ones for all the situation sets.
The California data (based on tests with less sensitive detection limits) found residues in 31 percent of conventionally grown foods and only 6.5 percent of organic samples, and found multiple residues nine times as often in conventional samples.
Mike Wallace's recent thoughtful article in the Radical Historians' Newsletter(2) provides useful suggestions (in particular, careful consideration and involvement of conservative groups, which may believe themselves to have a stake in the content of an exhibition, as well as the conventionally underrepresented groups, which are likely to welcome compensatory attention) for those involved in museum curating.
One of these possible answers is that complying with the norms conventionally accepted as morally binding is always morally required, because these norms are themselves what determine right and wrong.
As a consequence, LLCs can be expected to appear with increasing frequency as customers of and suppliers to other conventionally organized businesses.
monocytogenes, were inhibited in naturally cured pork products, although still not as extensively as in conventionally cured pork.
Those included 17 studies (six of which were randomized clinical trials) of populations consuming organic and conventional diets, and 223 studies that compared either the nutrient levels or the bacterial, fungal or pesticide contamination of various products (fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, milk, poultry, and eggs) grown organically and conventionally.
When mature, the hedges captured about 90 percent of eroded sediment from ultra-narrow-row conventionally tilled fields and only about 50 percent of sediment from no-till fields.
What it shows is that there is little, if any, nutritional difference between organic and conventionally produced food and that there is no evidence of additional health benefits from eating organic food.
In an analysis of all studies, "no evidence of a difference in content was detected" between organically and conventionally produced crops for 20 substances, including vitamin C, calcium, potassium, iron and manganese.
Several recent studies also suggest that organically grown foods have a higher level of some key nutrients than do conventionally grown foods.
Gaiter adds: "We discerned no overall difference in price and quality from conventionally made wines.
Its critics maintain they're no better than conventionally grown foods, but Wal-Mart didn't listen.
A torso may rise conventionally up to an Elizabethan ruff only to be topped by the head of a beagle; a man may make a hat out of a cloacal nest of sausages; a woman may have one head but three faces, each sharing at least one eye with its neighbor.
Although all these sheep weighed about the same, the female fetuses from sludge-treated pastures were 12 percent smaller, and their brothers 15 to 36 percent smaller, than fetal lambs from conventionally fertilized sites.