
#19
Aug1205, 10:45 PM

P: 236

When you are in school, you are riding on the intuitive ideas of the lineage of scientists before you. You did not come up with these ideas or theorem SO YOU NEED NOT INTUITION to be a student. Someone with intuition bridged the gaps for you to walk over. These are the scientists who dared to think outside the box and challenged themselves to devote their life to their work. As students, one needs not intuition to learn anything. FORCED FED OR NOT, THE GOAL IS TO LEARN. As you said, TRUEST FORM OF LEARNING IS UNDERSTANDING. WITH UNDERSTANDING, YOU MAY BECOME MORE INTUITIVE, AND FURTHER CONTRIBUTE TO SCIENCE BY SHARING A HIGHER UNDERSTANDING. Intuition is not necessary to learn. However, it will be helpful if you intend to be great. 



#20
Aug1305, 06:08 AM

Mentor
P: 28,776

Zz. 



#21
Aug1305, 04:04 PM

P: 236

I was really gonna drop this whole thing because it's counterproductive, but since you insist on persuing it, I will entertain you: ZapperZ, you wanted proof, here you go: Believe me, I agree with what you are saying, but (as devil's advocate again) if I can get through the damn system (with a lie) and earn a piece of refined pulp wood that supports a claim that I am designated, I will be off fooling my employer who will be paying me a sh load of money... If that's my goal, Do I really need to learn (as we both define it) if I am making mad money? haha that's up for debate, and for each individual to determine... but the basic answer is NO. I realize you are currently trying to formulate a way of making this right, when intuitively, if anyone reads your original posts they will see that you are trying to make a point to minimize the power of intuition. The question in this thread is "How Far with Intuition" ? My response was  not far  Perhaps this thread's subject should be "can one actually LEARN physics by simply using one's intuition?" and really this would be begging the question rather than opening a discussion... do you get it? your position is really apparent. so, I think you have now answered your own question... good day. 


Register to reply 
Related Discussions  
Physical Intuition  Special & General Relativity  8  
Intuition of velocity  General Physics  2  
intuition in knowing...:uhh:  General Discussion  10  
Mathematical intuition??  Math & Science Software  13  
what exactly is intuition  General Discussion  12 