are man's senses? The common opinion is that man has five senses, and
these are so well-defined that it won't be necessary for me to
mention them. According to my theory of this truth, the senses are
only a representative of what man and beast are. When reason enters
the child, it is not supposed that he has more sense. Now if senses
are not what is called “knowledge,” then knowledge can exist
make the senses our knowledge, so when our knowledge is gone, our
senses are gone; for knowledge is what can be destroyed, but wisdom
is what will stand. So the changing of our knowledge is the losing of
our life (or senses); but the finding of wisdom is an eternal truth.
Then, instead of having senses, we are wiser and better. This makes
man different from the brute creation. The brutes have senses and a
knowledge, but they have shown no proof that their knowledge has ever
led them to show wisdom over their predecessor.