Discoveries made by intuition are a mystery to others and half understood by the discoverer.


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Philip Emeagwali
interviewed by Reuben Abati for The Nigerian Guardian.


You talk of a relationship between the construction of bridges, terraces and houses and fields and gardens, and computers. It is still not clear. What is the connection?
My discoveries and inventions are made largely by geometrical intuition and visualization. Discoveries made by intuition are a mystery to others and half understood by the discoverer.

The subject of geometry was invented by black Africans living in the River Nile Valley as a means for measuring and dividing the flooded fertile farm fields and gardens. The word geometry is derived from geo (Earth) and metria (measurement).

Since bridges, terraces and houses are geometrical objects, I use them to sharpen by intuition.



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