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Ubermenschen t1_iv27tl6 wrote

More that we reward memorization over comprehension, which can look like a society of iteration, because we don't reward understanding first priciple thinking.


codysattva t1_iv2k3ze wrote

As a new teacher, you're not wrong. However, memorization is frequently the first rung on the ladder to reaching comprehension. It is fairly easy to test your memory (quizzes) but relatively hard to test and grade comprehension (essays).


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DLBaker t1_iv3q6wz wrote

Lets talk about teachers that walk in, give you pages to complete and walk out for the rest of the class. Or the ones that are only capable of quoting what's written in the book and can't / won't help explain the material.

I could go on but those are my top two.


Thirdwhirly t1_iv32qns wrote

Might be helpful to get the whole thing:

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. We will not solve the problems of the world from the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. More than anything else, this new century demands new thinking: We must change our materially based analyses of the world around us to include broader, more multidimensional perspectives.”

  • Albert Einstein

DLBaker t1_iv3qagg wrote

The gift is neglected because Intuition is difficult to reproduce reliably.


Ok-disaster2022 t1_iv3snye wrote

Also there still needs some basic knowledge to provide building blocks to intuitive leaps. Attending school and classes didn't harm Einstein intuitions, they provided the means for him to articulate them and resprese them mathematically.


DLBaker t1_iv4k73l wrote

Which classes were held to nurture intuition? What was the grading criteria for that?


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Thirdwhirly t1_iv42554 wrote

Well, shame on me. It looks like Bob Samples wrote this, attributing it to, but not quoting directly, Einstein. In the linked page, it talks about how it has likely been changed to fit modern themes (and possible narratives).

Sorry, I should have known better than to copy and paste from a longer article (though, it appears to be from a book with a similar/same quote).


Source0fAllThings t1_iv2anzq wrote

*We have created a society that is actively hostile toward the gifted.


malamutebrew t1_iv39t63 wrote

I don’t think this is motivational


C0USC0US t1_iv72s5i wrote

At first I figured this was on r/antiwork


digredmoo t1_iv4mojl wrote

I’ve found intuition to be like a muscle. The more I use it the stronger it gets. Greater use also provides familiarity in its use and confidence in the outcome.


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Cylon_Skin_Job_2_10 t1_iv352yl wrote

Darwin used his rational mind to pursue a hunch. From what I’ve read of Einstein he was much the same. He had a sense of an idea, and then had to set about figuring out how explain it and ways figure out how to prove whether it was right or wrong.

I’ve heard Lawrence Krauss talking about the same thing being a driving force with many great theoretical physicists. Their mind get ms hung up on a possibility or an idea, and can’t quite figure out how to lay it out in a way that it can be tested, but eventually they or somebody else does figure it out. Sometimes they are proven right and sometimes wrong. Either way, our understanding of the world progresses.

The guy who had an “aha” moment and figured out the double helix structure of DNA, was tripping on Acid when it first occurred to him.


prsnep t1_iv3ylvj wrote

I don't think Einstein would think that the societies honour the rational mind if he were alive today.


nokinship t1_iv36x0o wrote

I'm not so sure about this one.


NickelessFox t1_iv3rh6a wrote

Most intuitive minds are dumb as dirt unless they have the discipline to think rationally and the humility to identify the gaps in their own understanding. Maybe.


play4set7 t1_iviau72 wrote

Thinking is lower level intuition.. Imagination is it all.


Bland-fantasie t1_iv3xm6y wrote

A lot of people will be in a room with the lights on, will be told the lights are on, and they’ll sceptically demand a mainstream media source proving the room is wired with electricity.


Lioness- OP t1_iv42o01 wrote

The whole quote are:

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

The substance of our knowledge resides in the detailed terminology of a field. In science the work of the individual is so bound up with that of his scientific predecessors and contemporaries that it appears almost as an impersonal product of his generation. In any conflict between humanity and technology, humanity will win."

(from the book "The Ultimate Quotable Einstein" - Under the category; Possibly or Probably by Einstein)


Mr_Igelkott t1_iv581i5 wrote

People I've met who've proclaimed to have a strong intuition have all been pretty prejudiced people.


sentientlob0029 t1_iv5cizi wrote

I find this to be true in software engineering also.


Mr_Guy_Person t1_iv5v4b4 wrote

“Fuck it” - you? Maybe someone you know