The psychology of accurate intuition involves no magic. Perhaps the best short statement of it is by the great Herbert Simon, who studied chess masters and showed that after thousands of hours of practice they come to see the pieces on the board differently from the rest of us. You can feel Simon’s impatience with the mythologizing of expert intuition when he writes: “The situation has provided a cue; this cue has given the expert access to information stored in memory, and the information provides the answer. Intuition is nothing more and nothing less than recognition.
One of those articles that will bend your mind with the sheer size of our universe.
So there are 100 Earth-like planets for every grain of sand in the world. Think about that next time you’re on the beach.
Yeah, seriously mind-bendingly amazing.