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‘‘Sight,’’ Metzger said, ‘‘is the most highly civilized of the senses. It was the last to come. The other senses tie us in closely with the very roots of life; I think we perceive with them more keenly than we know. The things we realize through taste and smell and feeling stimulate directly, without a detour through the centers of conscious thought. You know how often a taste or odor will recall a memory to you so subtly you don’t know exactly what caused it? We need those primitive senses to tie us in with nature and the race. [. . .] Sight is a cold, intellectual thing compared with the other senses.’’ - C. L. Moore, ‘‘No Woman Born’’ (1944)