In the last week I’ve had a couple of interesting conversations.
I was at a book launch for a poetry collection last week. I won’t name the poet, since I fear my words might offend him, and I am uncomfortable offending folks. The organizer had arranged a panel discussion between poets and scientists, to discuss where the intersection set between them might lie. Someone in the audience asked about intuition and one of the scientists, who was also a professor, said he aimed to foster intuition in his students, and did so by training them in knowledge, since he believed a solid knowledge base was the fertile field of intuition.