Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing this morning to request further details surrounding the situation that arose last month, around the issue of undeveloped senses. It has always been our understanding that five senses allows a full, more than adequate interaction for beings within a complex world. Already the perceptions of the information input from these five is a challenge and occasionally prone to inaccuracies and difficulties. We hardly see how adding additional input devices would lead to anything but more confusion and depression.
Experiments with the feline population have proven troubling. It can be argued that it allows them a fuller understanding of the world, an advantage proved by their numerical success. However if must also be stated that their supercilious arrogance is a high cost to bear for the rest of the living world. True it has been more successful with dolphins, but their higher intelligence allows them to maintain a sense of purpose, and of balance. Imagine for a moment how much worse Humans would become in such circumstances?
The belief and request of this committee, therefore, is to cease all experimentation and development of additional senses for Homo Sapiens.. This includes those utilising existing hardware, such as the dangerous venom/eye proposal. We certainly cannot afford at this time, either, to even consider introducing new hardware, with all the costs and risks concomitant.
Chair, Central Oversight Committee, Genes-R-Us Inc.