Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.

—Dr. Jonas Salk

Mike Orlando1 could feel the veins popping out of his forehead under the California sun as he walked home, fresh from an all-out fight with his boss. As his shock thawed out, his anger grew as he replayed what just happened.

Mike had been working as an analytical chemist in the UC system for ten years, most recently at UC Santa Barbara, and assumed that this was his career path. He was in charge of a research project studying pollution levels of local watersheds. They collected more than 760 samples of water composition in the area. He diligently ...

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