THE LIMITATIONS OF INTUITION

[ Wed. Mar. 13. 2013 ]

 

We sometimes tend to think of ideas and feelings that our intuition shooting, intrinsically superior to feelings that are based on reason and logic. Intuition - the 'underbelly' - is deified as the noble savage of mind, those intrepid short shrift to the pedantry of reason.

Especially artists, who often operate intuitively, are prone to this belief. By a number of experiences I have become skeptical.

This piece is taken from the book "This explains everything. John Brockman, founder of the website edge.org , prepares an annual demand of a selection of the most interesting scientists and artists in the world.