The human potential movement has become a roaring success over the past few decades. Yoga, meditation, the evolution of consciousness, even human potential itself are terms almost everyone knows. But the aura of spirituality hovers around them, which leads scientists to ignore human potential or to relegate it to psychology, considered the softest of soft sciences.
So it is quite startling, and a major leap forward, to find out that human potential deserves its place among the hard sciences. In fact, the five senses, instead of being grossly inferior to modern scientific apparatus, turn out to have abilities ten times greater than anyone ever supposed. In a nutshell, we are quantum detectors, meaning that simply by sight, touch, taste, hearing, and smell we are participating in the finest fabric of nature, and possibly can cause the quantum field to move at will.
The research to support this revolution in human potential hasn’t reached the public at large, but the major findings are well summarised in an online article in Psychology Today. Let me give the major finding for each of the five senses:
Sight: The human eye can detect a single quantum of light, known as a photon. This is the smallest unit of light in the universe, and our ability to detect a photon has inspired researchers to explore whether we can actually look into the quantum world with the naked eye.
Hearing: The inner ear is so sensitive that it can detect vibrations less than the diameter of an atom. It can distinguish sounds that are only 10 millionths of a second apart.
Smell: It was previously estimated that the human system could detect 10,000 distinct smells, but the latest research suggests that smell is a quantum sense that can distinguish a trillion different inputs.
Touch: We can detect tactile sensations down to one billionth of a metre.
Taste: This sense hasn’t been traced to the quantum level, but it is already known that the human tongue detects the five tastes at the molecular level. But taste requires smell to distinguish at a finer level, so even taste, when combined with smell, is a quantum detector.
Researchers from leading universities have become interested in these findings not simply because four of the five senses are participating in the quantum world. There are revolutionary implications for how reality is formed. At the finest level, nature stops being about tiny building blocks. The atom long ago gave up its place as a solid particle that could be stacked up like bricks to build every physical object in the universe.
(To be continued)
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