Re: Question 6:Are the five sense all there is to it?
Just as a point of interest, somewhere i saved a list of the 19 senses humans have, to some degree (some better than others).
SENSE -- TYPE OF INPUT
Sight -- Visible Light
Hearing -- Vibrations in the Ear
Touch -- Tactile Contact
Taste -- Chemical Molecular
Smell -- Olfactory Molecular
Balance -- Kinaesthetic Geotropic
Vestibular -- Repetitious Movement
Temperature -- Molecular Action
Pain -- Nociception
Eidetic Imagery -- Neuroelectrical Image Retention
Magnetic -- Ferromagnetic Orientation
Infrared -- Long Electromagnetic Waves
Ultraviolet -- Short Electromagnetic Waves
Ionic -- Airborne Ionic Charge
Vomeronasal -- Pheromonic Sensing
Proximal -- Physical Closeness
Electrical -- Surface Charge
Barometric -- Atmospheric Pressure
Geogravimetric -- Sensing Mass Differences
I took issue with critics of early astronomers that said that the moons of a distant planet could not have any effect on human spirituality, therefore they don't exist. It's one thing to say that art, love, or other subjective things cannot be empirically measured, therefore they can't be used. It's another to say that they don't exist.
For example, if every human were born with an LED display of the strength and object of their affection, child placement issues would be simplified.
Daddy loves Timmy with a reading of 8 heartjoules, while Mommy loves Timmy with a reading of 12 megaheartjoules. Well, not simplified, maybe. They'd bitch about whether womanlove was on the same scale as manlove...and there's still the question about who's BEST for the boy... never mind.
But anyway, there's no rational way to completely discount the effects of emotions, even if we can't measure them. The number of of pushups i did in boot camp when i was alone was drastically less than what i did for the final physical exam, when the rest of the guys were cheering me on.