Towards the end of this RSA Animate video, psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist quotes Einstein:
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
McGilchrist suggests we now honour the servant trapped in a left brain mode of thinking the emphasises exactitude over the intuitive. It’s a good update of thinking on the left-right brain divide, which is more complex than some older models suggest.
Puts me in mind of what Viv and I call the tyranny of the explicit.
Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan