Intuition and Rigor

Intuition and common sense are honed only on domains that are relatively simple and familiar to us. If we had to rely only on intuition to understand the world around us, we would be largely crippled on unfamiliar territory. This is why it is important to liberate our means of acquiring knowledge from intuition. Rigor does just this – it enables the exploration of truth in unfamiliar universes, the consequences of unfamiliar axioms.