Intuition vs. Logic – March 31, 2008

What do you prefer: intuition or logic?  Remember the original Star Trek series?  There was a show episode entitled Obsession, where we find a memorial quote from Captain Kirk: “Intuition, however illogical, Mr. Spock, is recognized as a command prerogative.”  How do you think poor Spock – the Vulcan Aristotle of logic – felt?  In the Wiki online encyclopedia articles, intuition is discussed at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intuition, and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intuition_(knowledge).  Logic is discussed at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logic.   Some say that intuition is just the logical churning of the subconscious, working on its logical formulations.

            Here is a “hypothetical” case.  Suppose someone mentioned my mom was born with the gift of prophecy.  In the Christian faith, she has a gift from the Holy Spirit.  In terms of the secular work, she would be considered a psychic.  Suppose she predicted who the next president would be, and had a knack for being right?  What would I do with this knowledge?  I would probably be quiet, and not say anything, until after the election.  So is she just following the skills of logic, to a degree, most people don’t follow?  Or is she really using intuition?  This is a good question, for a “hypothetical” case.

Randy Kemp

www.randykempcopywriting.com

 

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: