Sensory Perceptions Exhibit Intelligence

Sensory Perceptions Exhibit Intelligence

Helen Keller in a boat

(CC0) Helen Keller in a boat.

Larry Neal Gowdy

Copyright ©2023 — June 06, 2023

Dictum #1 - No Senses = No Intelligence

Though a man may have a brain as large as Jupiter, if the man has no sensory perceptions, and the man has no consciousness, then his brain will have no information to apply conscious logic, and thus he will be no smarter than space dust.

Quality intellectual output is dependent upon quality internal mental processing, plus quality sensory input, plus the firsthand experience of sensing. Though a man may have the best quality mind and the best quality senses, if the man has never personally firsthand sensed a thing, then the man cannot know what the thing is, nor can the man apply accurate logic to the unknown thing.

Dictum #2 - Doing One Thing Poorly = Not Expert

A man might drag a bow across a violin string, but it does not make him an expert violinist.

A man may drive to work each day, but it does not make him an expert race car driver.

A man might make toast, but it does not make him an expert baker.

Performing one ingredient poorly does not infer that the person has accurately accomplished the thousands of other ingredients that are necessary to be an expert.

Performing sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell poorly does not make the person an expert.

Dictum #3 - Sensory Perception Deficiency - SPD

Analogous of color blindness being that of the person only seeing one color, Sensory Perception Deficiency is the normal state of normal people's five senses only sensing one surface. SPD is one of the many attributes of normalcy.

As compared to individuals with acute sensory perceptions, the normal person's senses are flat, two-dimensional at best, and generally useless except for the most menial of purposes. Sensate individuals perceive huge spheres of fluidly motioned sensory input, while the normal person is only able to perceive a static flat on-off-like mono-sense. Normal people generally only feel one surface, only see one surface, only smell one surface, only taste one surface, and only hear one surface.

This website is replete of articles that more than adequately give documented evidence of SPD throughout all sciences, philosophies, academics, and ideologies.

Helen Keller Quotes

"I am told that the words I have just written do not "describe" the hands of my friends, but merely endow them with the kindly human qualities which I know they possess, and which language conveys in abstract words. The criticism implies that I am not giving the primary truth of what I feel; but how otherwise do descriptions in books I read, written by men who can see, render the visible look of a face?" (The World I Live In)

Helen made an excellent point: regardless that most people have eyesight, still never ever in known history has any author, scientist, biologist, nor scholar-philosopher ever described the visible look of a face, nor of any other object. Though normal people have eyesight, still none are able to intricately describe any sight. If normal people could describe sight, then they would know what beauty is, and what body language is, and what the thousands of other things are that normal people know nothing about. Webster's New World College Dictionary - Fourth Edition (©2001) described normalcy: "Autism... a developmental disorder characterized variously by impaired social interaction, difficulties in communicating, problems with seeing and hearing, repetitive behaviors, etc." The masses behave as Webster descibed.

People with high SQ are able to intricately describe the visible look of a face, as well as being able to describe beauty and body language. Normalcy cannot. Normalcy's behaviors and beliefs prove that normal people are unable to consciously see, hear, smell, feel, and taste. (Binet had made a similar discovery.)

"Critics delight to tell us what we cannot do." (The World I Live In)

As an adult, I was uncareful to mention to a group of high IQ individuals that I could see more colors than what was normally claimed possible. The violently hateful response from the academicians, sciencians, and high IQers, was that I was a liar, and that it was impossible to see more colors than what the academicians, sciencians, and high IQers saw. "Critics delight to tell us what we cannot do." A few years later, sciencism invented the philosophical noun-name tetrachromacy for the ability to see millions more colors than what normal people can see. 100% of all of the academicians, sciencians, and high-IQers were wrong and of low intelligence normalcy. Worse, none of them ever apologized.

Too, Helen learned to communicate with the normal humans who have sensory abilities that she did not, but to date the normal humans have not learned how to communicate with individuals who have sensory abilities that the normal person does not have. Helen Keller may have been deaf and blind, but she was still far smarter than normal people.

On my rural lands, I learned the languages of road runners' and other animals'. I could communicate with them, and they could communicate with me. (My wife once humorously said that I talked to the animals more than I talked to her; she was correct.) In the cities I could approach vicious guard dogs, and we would immediately become friends. Normal people have difficulty even communicating amongst themselves, and with themselves.

"One of the things that my research clarified for me was that there are actually very few deeply "gifted" kids with transcendent cognitive or artistic abilities; therefore kids are being incorrectly labeled as exceptionally gifted. The peril is that some children who have been led to believe they are highly gifted will suffer, like Icarus, in their later lives."
- Alissa Quart

(Hothouse Kids)

Dictum #4 - 10,000+ Hours of Practice Required

From Hothouse Kids: "The 10,000 hours of practice required for an individual to become highly skilled is a good general ballpark estimate. Ten hours a day for three years is a typical quantity of effort and time needed for an individual with average skills to have developed enough experience and knowledge to then be able to illustrate an above-average skill."

Some of us had over 10,000 hours of dedicated practice long before the age of two years old. Some of us currently have over 200,000 hours of dedicated practice. Only people with 10,000+ hours of dedicated conscious practice are qualified to speak of sensory perceptions.

Helen Keller was qualified with the senses of touch, smelling, and tasting, and her thoughts are worthy of hearing. Normal people have zero hours of conscious practice, and therefore are unworthy of participating in a discussion.

Dictum #5 - No Scientist Nor Academician Is An Expert

All sciences and philosophies throughout known history were invented by normal people with severe SPD, thus failing Dictum numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4. None of the individuals were experts.


If you are able to self-observe with above-average intelligence, then the person to give thanks to, is yourself. You, and you alone achieved it, and honorably earned it.

(This article is a highly abbreviated summary of the original article that was first written on August 09, 2012 and last edited on August 11, 2012 (this version contains less than 10% of the original word count, and almost none of the details and references.)

(This article accompanies the previous five: Structure Thinking To Become More Logical, Flynn Effect Revisited, IQ is Irrelevant to Intelligence, Mensa, High Intelligence, and Autism, and Helen Keller's full length book The World I Live In.)