The Council’s Ruling — Most Valuable Sense

February 26, 2008, 5:30 pm; posted by
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This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

This week’s question — Which sense is most valuable?

The Council was unable to reach a majority ruling on this issue.

Tom offers this opinion, joined by Josh, Chloe, and Steve:

Touch. One can imagine and briefly experience life without the other senses, but without tactile sensations, your world may as well be imaginary.


Djere offers this opinion, joined by MC-B:

Sight — I could live without anything else.


MC-B offers this opinion:

Vision. It keeps me from being run over by buses and lets me read.


Job offers this opinion:

I can’t possibly see a life without sight.


David offers this opinion:

Sight — everything I love about creation is perceived mainly through sight.


Erin offers this opinion, joined by Connie:

Hearing. The nuances of sounds, music, conversation — so much is lost if you can’t hear.


Connie offers this opinion:

Hearing. Music moves me like nothing else, bringing me to laughter or tears. And while I would certainly miss my family’s faces, I think I could hold them in my memory. I could not live without their voices.


Mike offers this opinion:

Hearing. I could handle not seeing things, but not hearing things would totally cut me off from music, speech, etc.


Next time: If you could only communicate in one way, what would it be?


5 Comments to “The Council’s Ruling — Most Valuable Sense”

  1. Steve on February 26th, 2008 5:39 pm

    This outcome is a travesty! I don’t think those who picked sight over touch have a very good imagination. The deaf and blind succeed just fine in this world. But to be deprived of touch is to be deprived of living.

  2. Djere on February 28th, 2008 1:34 pm

    But being sighted, I am completely unwilling to give it up.

  3. David on February 28th, 2008 5:58 pm

    Amen. And to lose the sense of touch was too much for my brain to comprehend because my entire body–head to toe–would have to be affected with quite a mailcious virus or something to accomplish that.

  4. Tom on February 28th, 2008 8:03 pm

    Nah, only the brain or one of the big pipes leading out of it (stem, spinal cord) would have to be impacted for you to lose your sense of touch for your entire body.

  5. David on February 29th, 2008 9:22 am

    Oh… it still was hard for me to conceptualize for some reason.

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