You said " According to you, computers are never aware of anything, so everything they produce is intuition." No, intuition is an experience. You need awareness even though it may be subconscious. it is known, however, that monads however are capable of subconscious or unconscious activity, since they are wholistically mind + feelings + body. So in some way monads may have intuition . Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net 8/23/2012 Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him so everything could function." ----- Receiving the following content ----- From: meekerdb Receiver: everything-list Time: 2012-08-22, 15:01:34 Subject: Re: On (platonic) intuition On 8/22/2012 1:38 AM, Roger Clough wrote: Hi John Clark Do computers have intuition ? I believe that intuition is necessary to solve a puzzle or prove a mathematical or logical stratement. To produce something new or previously unknown. Intuiition may be like inference, a form of synthetic thinking, versus analytic thinking. Only synthesis can produce something new. Personally, I wonder if it wasn't intuition that Penrose had in mind when he suggested that in solving problems we sometimes pop pour heads into the platonic realm (my words). Intuition is when a seemingly true proposition pops into your head and you aren't aware of any preceding thought process leading to it. According to you computers are never aware of anything, so everything they produce is intuition. Brent -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.