Two aquatic critters swimming in the primordial seas of Earth; one has experienced a mutation resulting in its having a rudimentary photosensitive cell or cell cluster; the other has not.
They exchange greetings.
The first says to the second, “Hey! Did you know that light is pretty cool?”
The second says, “What?”
“Light, man! It’s groovy.”
“I have no idea what you’re talking about.”
“Well, with light, you know if you’re upside down or right-side up relative to the surface of the sea. It’s a bit easier to find food. It’s tremendously beneficial.”
“This is nonsense. We’ve got a pretty good idea of how our environment works. You’re using meaningless terminology.”
“It’s light, I tell you! I see it! It’s a good thing! Come to the light!”
“Look: if you want to believe in some imaginary power called “Light” that helps your life, that’s your business. Just don’t ram it down MY throat. Nobody’s ever seen this “Light” shit. It’s unmeasurable and can’t, therefore, be proved scientifically. I. for one, think you are delusional, fanatical, and more than a little scary. Fuck off.”
And they both swim away, and both are a little disturbed.
Is another rudimentary human sense developing gradually? Mutationally, some have it, while others in the population do not? Remember that human evolution is barely underway, given the timescale of evolution.
Thoughts? Rip it to pieces.