Intuition is a concept that never fails to fascinate me, not least because it is the process of getting to a destination without knowing the route or even wanting to go there, as Antonio Damasio seems to have put it very aptly during the event described. To Clifford's position that the bedrock of intuition is hard work and familiarity with a set of internalised practices and techniques, I would like to add transdisciplinary openness and curiosity, which are requisites to finding unexpected connections and conclusions. Maybe that's partly alluded to when he discusses the theory that complex and far-reaching decisions are best made - counter-intuitively - in a state of limited consciousness ...

Keeping that in mind, it's not surprising that events like Categorically Not! can be very productive incubators.

And now for something completely different (or not): This is why I don't play computer games - they want to steal my time!

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