By logic we prove by intuition we discover

“It is by logic that we prove, but by intuition that we discover.”

—Henri Poncare, 19th Century French Mathematician

Yin/Yang symbol with "logic" & "intuition" on opposite sides

One of my favorite shows on Public Television is the NOVA series. I recently watched an episode called The Great Math Mystery, in which many universal principles are revealed and proven through the logic and precision of mathematics.

Many aspects of our world, such as the weather, our relationships, and most Geo-political aspects of society, do not fit into such a logical model.


In what ways can you further develop your intuitive capacities to make more new and exciting discoveries to improve your world?

Consider taking a look at the episode of Nova. You might delight in the brilliance and miraculous aspects of mathematics and how it explains how most things around us work.