Tuesday, August 29, 2006

5 senses response

Never used a blog before, so we'll see how this goes...(It's Sara, btw).

No senses, eh? I believe that internal comprehension is completely separate from the physical being, meaning if all senses were eliminated, we would still be perfectly capable of absorbing experience and synthesizing the information we gain through that. Anything we are able to internally comprehend (intuitively, logically, emotionally, etc.), we could technically know. For example, human beings can instinctively sense hostility in one another or that they're being followed. Without being able to physically grasp that, we still know that information if we trust our gut enough. Our discoveries might not be as profound with this limited way of experiencing, but it's still quite possible to produce some sort of knowledge based on external observation while lacking sensory awareness.

10 comments:

Adrienne said...

Do you think there could be social interaction, from this intuition? Since humans (especially me- I talk way too much, I know) are by nature social creatures, if we had no senses, would we be able to still have some form of social interaction?

Wolf Man Jack said...

Perhaps. Maybe this is the 6th sense that I brougth up.
It is perfectly possible to still have intuition, and instinct without senses.

Shayden said...

I totally think social interaction is possible. If we lacked all senses I think that intuition would compensate for them and make us more intuned in different ways. We all naturally have a certain level of empathy that allows us to sense how others feel without any physical cues and by not having other senses to cater to as distractions, we could concentrate on further developing this form of intuition. Do you think we rely to much on the physical form for information?

Wolf Man Jack said...

We may, most all experience that we have are based on our senses.

bre said...

the intuition that you spoke of in the first post, "human beings can instinctively sense hostility in one another" how do you know it is intuition, and not formed through practice and experience?
(we have all run inot people who cannnot tell when you do not want to talk to them or when someone is hostile towards them... is it threfore truly intuition?)

Flook said...

Sometime people just don't care that you want to be left alone. And I would say that we do you our "five" senses too mcuh and rely on them too much. Look at optical illusions. Their sole purpose is to trick the mind through sight. Without using sight, such an optical effect would have no way to influence our beliefs of what is, to us, reality. This is the same with sounds, some sounds sound alike. And smells can be misleading as well.

Shayden said...

To Bre: In a sense, humans have slowly abandoned (or not made as much use of) internal feeling (which includes anything that we know without the use of the five senses, so intuition is a part of this) because we have become more reliant upon our physical sensations in favor of internal feeling which isn't as necessary to survive in today's world. Perhaps intuition is too specific a term and general "internal feeling" would have been better for the original post's purpose. As for someone not being able to "instinctively" know that there is hostility directed toward them, some people are able to recognize these non-physical signs more effectively than others. It depends on what strengths one has. It could be physical for one or intuition for another, distributed in the same way any other talent is.

Shayden said...

Note: Caring is different from simply recognizing another person's needs.

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