We’re punching ourselves in the, well, gut, by continuing to pit intuition against data. It’s not one or the other. It never has been, and as much as we try to sell the narrative, it never will be. They are both mandatory in sound decision-making.
As of my previous note on the optimization of everything. Nishant points out that the data and intuition dichotomy have no merit. We should view them as equal, data and intuition. Using both would do wonders with the design and engineering decision. Read the whole piece, it’s short and well worth your time, even the comment thread.