There are people in history who accomplish great things in life without “proper” preparation. And the world’s religions recognize the blind and handicapped, illiterate, children, women of lowly estate and innumerabl others to be mystics: people who intuitively know about divine things that have appeared before their eyes.
Intuition is something science has no time for. It can’t be experienced, measured, or replicated. It is just something emotional people: church women, the mentally insane, and the chemically dependent are noted for when they are under the spell of irrationality.
Could it be that intuition, found in the core of our being, is what we build our rational lives on?