Your Other Senses at Work

Way back centuries ago (well, I was a teenager in the 1970s), I lived with my parents, naturally. The stairway to the basement was decent, nothing like the kind you see in a mystery movie or something. Down, then a landing, and a right turn. Now, this is a mite tricky to describe, but those steps had metal strips on the ends that were nailed down, I disremember why, probably to hold down non-skid plastic or something. I was charging downward in my stocking feet as usual, but this time, one of those metal strips caught my sock. This caused me to pitch forward toward the concrete wall at the landing. Instantly, my hands flew out and I grabbed the handrails on either side, which spared me a great deal of inconvenience.

Several sensory "apps" keep us functioning and are why a batter hits a baseball
Baseball, Pixabay / KeithJJ
What happens inside a person at such a time? Lots of things simultaneously that end in —ception. You know, like perception. We have more than just the five main senses, and I'm not talking about paranormal spooky stuff. Your brain has several "apps" of its own, and these other sensory devices seem rather like apps as well. Whether staying upright to avoid falling down the stairs, or having several things working together for a batter to hit exceptionally fast pitches, and a passel of other things. Our Creator put many of those sensory modules in place to keep us alive and functioning, and evolutionary concepts are unable to model or explain them with any degree of believably.
Less than half a second—that’s how long it takes for a fastball to travel from the pitcher’s mound to the waiting batter. It’s so quick, in fact, that one Yale physicist said it was “clearly impossible” for a baseball player to hit a barreling three-inch ball with a small stick.
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How? Hidden superpowers, senses that every human has beyond the basic five. Those powers come into focus every time the batter lines up at home plate with the bat slung over his shoulder. He knows the exact position of his hands and legs, even though he can’t see them. When the pitch leaves the pitcher’s fingers, his practice-trained brain tells his tensed arms when and where to strike. At the same time, fluid in his ears rushes around to ensure that he keeps perfect balance as he spins his whole body into the swing. 
Such awareness of the world is not just for play. Our body’s ability to gather feedback and respond instantly can be a matter of life and death.
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