### II. The Morphological Method of Directed Intuition. Specific
Predictions

Intuition instead of more or less aimlessly roaming the field may be
directed
by staking out a path with the aid of certain principles and pegs of
knowledge. At first
a fairly broad path is advisable, which, in the course of the study in
question can be
narrowed more and more to achieve specific results. Directed intuition
leads to
correct predictions, discoveries and inventions with very much greater
probability
than haphazard intuition. Some of the basic principles and pegs of
knowledge that
have been useful in directing intuition in astronomy are as follows.

**1. The principle of the flexibility of scientific
truth**

This principle states that no statement that is made in finite terms can be
absolute ^{(1,
25)}.
(The fact that the statement just made is also
subject to this fate can be shown to be irrelevant.)

For instance, the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics cannot be
strictly true since it claims __absolutely__ that

This would mean that the product of the uncertainties
*x* and
*p*_{x}
in the determination
of the position x (on a straight line) and the linear momentum
*p*_{x} can __never__ be smaller than Planck's constant
*h*.

On the basis of the principle of the flexibility of scientific (or
communicable) truth
I venture to predict that, once we can observe both the light quanta and
the gravitons
involved in the Compton effect for instance, the position and momentum
of a particle at
a given time will be determinable to any degree of accuracy
desired. This thought has
stimulated me to obtain some preliminary data on the properties of
gravitons, deriving
them from the fact, discovered by me but contested by masses of
unbelievers, that there
exist no bona fide clusters of stable or stationary clusters of
galaxies ^{(26)}.