I think I see what you are saying, here-- it's not that you are claiming some magical "other sense" that is unknown, it's that you are saying some folk pay better attention to the senses they do have, than other people.<quoted text>As for the senses I don't if we disagree more on a semantic or fundamental level. Maybe both. Maybe neither.
Let me explain what I believe a "sixth" sense to be. I agree our senses are sharper when we are not distracted. But I also believe we have the ability but not the knowledge on how to use out senses to do much more with them then we do now.
It doesn't even necessarily have to be a "sense". Is perception or intuition a "sense"? I don't know how you would define either. But I believe there exists a disconnect between man and his perceptions due to the lack of developing the ability to use it or learning how to be more in tune with it.
Maybe that is what you would define as a sixth sense. If so then we would disagree. But I believe some people has the ability to perceive things most people never have and probably never will be able to as they don't even know its something they are lacking. That is why I mentioned even small things we take for granted like animals knowing when someone is sick or when danger is around. It's a perception that transcends just normal observation. Or I should say what we know to observe. I think out perceptions have the ability to be so much greater than they are, but we just don't know how.
And I whole-heartedly agree.
For example, your average person can glance at a chess board, with a game-in-progress, and just see a jumble of pieces.
But for a chess master? That same glance, will tell the master who's winning, who's losing, who has the advantage, and so on-- in fact? He(she) will likely be able to replicate that game-in-progress, on another board, without looking back to the first game, all from a casual glance.
The chess master's glance is more **perceptive** of the various nuances of chess, than an untrained observer would be.
So, certainly-- some folk are more perceptive than others, given specific conditions.
Another example, is the fictional character Sherlock Holmes-- based on real-world people, of course. Holmes, has trained himself to observe every little detail in a given scene. This is possible to do, as real-world crime scene detectives can be so trained (maybe not as incredible as the fictional Holmes, but certainly well above a casual observer).
There is much about human perception that we still do not understand--that much is certain.
The future can be a very bright one, as we unlock more of these secrets about ourselves.