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Common sense[change source]
The article used to say that solving Rubik's cube requires logic and common sense. I have deleted "common sense" because this is incorrect. Common sense is the body od knowledge of things held in common to be sensible. You are not born with it, you learn it from your culture - particularly parents. Therefore solving Rubik's cube is not going to be common sense to anyone unless they were born into a culture that routinely solves Rubik's cubes or something similar - not ver likely.
What IS required to solve Rubik's cube is a 3-dimensional spatial awareness with the ability to mentally construct a geometric image of the results of moves, or in the case of advanced solvers, learn by heart the algorithms which achieve a particular image. However, I have declined to replace the common sense phrase in the article with anything because for the life of me I cannot think of a simple english phrase to sum this all up. If anyone else can, please do. SpinningSpark 12:29, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
I agree with you- the cube doesn't require common sense. However, I disagree when you say it needs 3-D spatial awareness- I know how to solve it, and all it really needs is memorization. TheGoldenParadox (talk) 21:59, 7 September 2017 (UTC)