Losing the ability to transform. 

Transforming is the ability to take an experience in one sensory mode, and by translation re-experience it in another sensory mode. It is about something learned in one subject being able to illuminate something in another subject. It is finding application for art in mathematics or mathematics in music. Transforming is the facility that enables geniuses to navigate among the various facilities outlined above. It is to be able to take some insight or experience provided by one of the above facilities, and translate it into an insight or experience provided by one of the other facilities. Not all geniuses are highly adept at this, but almost all of them seem to manage some kind of transformation in accomplishing their greatest work. When humans first evolved into their present form, they found themselves in a vicious, nasty world, where eternal vigilence meant the difference between a short life and a long one. Every sense was a cannel of precious information that could save those early human lives. By comparison with this savage world of the past, the modern world, and especially the western world of the child, is very safe. Because of this safety children gradually learn that they do not need to be very vigilent, and they they do not really nead to finely discriminate between various minute changes in their environment. Thus they do not need to pay close attention to their sensory intake unless there is a large obvious change. It follows then, that because children no longer need fine discrimination to survive, most of them tend to gradually lose these incredable abilities in all their senses.


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