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reader comments: sixth sense

5 Dec 2000
I always find it amusing when someone uses the term "Sixth Sense" to refer to some sort of paranormal ability.

Because although it's standard practice to refer to the "five human senses", the truth is that we have more than five senses. In addition to sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing, we also have the sense of Stasis (balance) and Kinesthesia (the deep sense of muscle/joint movement-- the sense that allows us to coordinate our muscles when we walk, talk, and use our hands).

So I guess that when people talk about the "Sixth Sense", they really mean the Eighth Sense?
Tony Fabris

reply: It's too bad we don't have a natural sense for detecting non-sense.

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