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MA: Outside of science? It is none of the sort - do you remember our conversation about the current evolutionary changes in man?

Q: Not really.

MA: We have became the dominant species on earth due to our evolutionary advances in perception. It is not even open to debate.

Our physical prowess and our motor skills are largely unremarkable and in many comparisons simply puny. No, it is our ability to look back in time and make predictions about the future that has fast tracked us to the crown of creation.

Q: I know that it is the development of our mind that has separated us from the other primates, but I have never heard it described as perception.

MA: Not just perception, for their are many species with tools for perceiving the world that are superior to ours, sonar, heat sensors, extraordinary vision etc.

It is the ability to time travel with our mind that has made all the difference.

Q: Huh?

MA: We time travel with our mind. We look back over events and we see patterns, we then look forward in time and extrapolate those patterns to the future.

Almost all giant steps forward are creative leaps done within some deep thinkers mind and then transposed into our physical world.

Easy as pie. We use an ability that educators call abstract reasoning. For example, you are given a drawing on a piece of paper and asked if you fold this drawing here and here what do you get?

You fold that paper in your mind and look at the result. Abstract reasoning. A scientist sees a series of data points, correlates them in his mind and postulates about future outcomes. Nothing magical to it.

All our recent evolutionary advancements have been made possible by the prehensile mind.

Perception - and like most abilities it is subject to the rules of intermediate expression. God's big sine wave.

Some individuals will be extraordinary mathematicians from an early age with a true gift for numbers, some will be largely unable to comprehend complex problems and most will fall in the middle.

It is the way of life. Perception is no different. We all have examples among the people who surround us. Some are highly perceptive of many things and some are not.

It is all science and it is all real.

Q: I had never thought of human evolution in quite those terms, it is really kind of cool.

MA: Very cool indeed.

Q: Thank you for taking the time to give such a detailed explanation. It makes a few things a lot clearer for me.

MA: Good