The sixth sense

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS -

Greek philoso­pher and sci­en­tist Aris­to­tle said that the main hu­man senses are five - smell, hear­ing, sight, taste and touch. One can­not smell us­ing his sense of touch or fin­gers. We can­not hear us­ing our eyes. The only per­son who could see through his nose was the fa­mous po­lice char­ac­ter Abu Kal­abcha in the pop­u­lar old comic se­ries Sahh AlNoum. He be­lieved that his nose was al­ways right.

Well, I be­lieve that Aris­to­tle was wrong with re­gards to the sense of taste, be­cause like so many of you, he thinks that things can only be tasted by mouths and tongues which tell the dif­fer­ence be­tween salty and sweet, hot and cold and dis­tin­guish be­tween var­i­ous fla­vors. I will prove that things can be tasted through other or­gans.

All sects of the Kuwaiti peo­ple no­ticed and saw how so many peo­ple changed their prin­ci­ples with re­gards to tak­ing part in the par­lia­men­tary elec­tions af­ter they re­jected it and ac­cused those par­tic­i­pat­ing of trea­son. These very same peo­ple are now very keen on tak­ing part in the elec­tions to win par­lia­men­tary seats, for­get­ting all about the pre­vi­ous state­ments they made. They are ac­tu­ally fight­ing fiercely amongst them­selves, though they had re­fused tak­ing part or run­ning for elec­tions in the past. They even jus­tify their par­tic­i­pa­tion.

Well, this proves that par­lia­men­tary seats have de­li­cious and sweet tastes only known to those who have ex­pe­ri­enced them and lost the taste for a while. This also re­futes Aris­to­tle’s ar­gu­ment that taste is felt by the mouth and tongue. It can be done by other or­gans in some peo­ple’s bod­ies. So, this is what should be de­scribed as the sixth sense!

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