|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
| "Do you believe in intuition?"|
"No, but I have a strange feeling that someday I will."
|The notion that science does not concern itself with first causes -- that it|
leaves the field to theology or metaphysics, and confines itself to mere
effects -- this notion has no support in the plain facts. If it could,
science would explain the origin of life on earth at once--and there is
every reason to believe that it will do so on some not too remote tomorrow.
To argue that gaps in knowledge which will confront the seeker must be filled,
not by patient inquiry, but by intuition or revelation, is simply to give
ignorance a gratuitous and preposterous dignity....
- H. L. Mencken, 1930
| HOW TO PROVE IT, PART 7|
proof by forward reference:
Reference is usually to a forthcoming paper of the author,
which is often not as forthcoming as at first.
proof by semantic shift:
Some of the standard but inconvenient definitions are changed
for the statement of the result.
proof by appeal to intuition:
Cloud-shaped drawings frequently help here.
|The soldier came knocking upon the queen's door.|
He said, "I am not fighting for you any more."
The queen knew she had seen his face someplace before,
And slowly she let him inside.
He said, "I see you now, and you're so very young,
But I've seen more battles lost than I have battles won,
And I have this intuition that it's all for your fun.
And now will you tell me why?"
-- Suzanne Vega, "The Queen and The Soldier"
|Intuition, however illogical, is recognized as a command prerogative.|
-- Kirk, "Obsession", stardate 3620.7
|Without facts, the decision cannot be made logically. You must rely on|
your human intuition.
-- Spock, "Assignment: Earth", stardate unknown