[Haley Joel Osment: “I see dead
They say there are just five senses, but
that’s not true. There are six: sight,
sound, smell, touch, taste, and seeing
But wait: isn’t seeing still seeing, even
if it’s seeing what nobody else can
see? And why couldn’t Bruce Willis
apply his own five senses and realize
he was a ghost when he couldn’t see,
hear, smell, taste or touch himself?
Wouldn’t that be a form of blindness,
rather than seeing?
Okay, it’s only a movie (The Sixth
Sense, 1999). And I should say that I
really enjoy all stories about psychic
phenomena to some degree. But I’m
pretty skeptical of real world ESP.
Folks who claim to have some “power”
that the rest of us don’t have seem oh
so 15th century.
As a teacher, I’ve encountered
students who claim to be psychic who
still raise their hands and ask
questions or who still somehow
manage to fail final exams. Uncanny!
I do believe in intuition and I recognize
that some folks are more tuned into
their senses than others. But if there
were a sixth sense, everyone would
know about it and there would be no
debating whatsoever. There would be
schools in refining it. The government
would have a branch of ESP warriors
that would put Phillip K. Dick novels to
shame. And the sense would already
be widely exploited by pornographers,
prostitutes, and movie moguls, whose
business it is to turn human sensations
into cheap thrills for profit.
[Horny Joel Osment: “I see >sexyknewareany< sense at all.
[Scaley Joe Osmental: "I see living
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