first, thanks for calmly handling my excess need for attention! hehehe...
your point is very good. i too agree that sometimes information doesn't change a gut feeling. that's an excellent point.
a prime example is about this whole war thingy. i have tried to learn as much as i possibly can so that when in discussions, i can be informed. however, i have had a bad feeling in my gut about it since before i knew anything. there's a prime example of how my opinion could easily be arrived at before i learned a damn thing! does the knowledge change the gut feeling? well, in this case, nope!