Deborah Russell Posted over 1 year ago What is the source of intuition? I'm sure there is some progress made with each generation's contribution to thought, but essentially each generation starts from zero, until they invest the energy to learn what's happened to date. I'm just saying that human nature has not changed one iota over the millenia. There is always going to be the need for humility in the quest for knowledge, something that can be lacking in new generations. The technology we use to respond to our natures has changed, but human proclivities have not. Hence the continuing appeal of ancient religions and thinkers. Those religions and thinkers were addressing human nature as it stood at the time, and their tenets are still relevant today. As far as intuition is concerned, I believe it's a factor in the survival instinct and generated by the part of our brain where feelings are generated.