Intuition (C/N)

Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge instinctively without inference or the use of conscious reasoning.  The word comes from the Latin intueri, usually translated as “to look inside”, “to contemplate” or “consider”. Intuition provides us with beliefs that we as humans cannot justify in every case, which results in intuition occasionally being regarded as a supernatural topic. Intuition is also a common subject of writings associated with the New Age phenomenon.

Some of the kids working at Dr. Alan Grant‘s dig site had an intuition for computers, unlike Grant who found them to be strange and confusing machines. Dr. Ian Malcolm, upon talking to Donald Gennaro, also notes the importance of intuition in mathematics.