Limits To Intuition

Intuition helps us discover truth, but it cannot tell us what is true. Our intuition/common sense works very well for life on earth on land, for a radius of about 0.52 megameter (323.11 miles) and for time from a second to 80 years. Outside that, it does not work as well because on different scales, the universe behaves in a counter-intuitive way. For example:

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70) Quantum Leap: how matter behaves at the atomic level click to watch