A fifth & even a sixth photoreceptor gene? Loved or hate

technologyreview.com/blog/editors/17573/

According to this, some of the human population has a fourth photoreceptor, which the others do not. That means some humans can see colors more accurately and deeply, whilst the majority of others cannot.

There is an even smaller minority of humans, or a scarce few, who say that they have been able to see things such as ghosts and auras, etc. Could this be the fifth photoreceptor? Barely evolved and still scarcely developing? It’s now possible to take photographs of the aura with certain kinds of cameras, though no mechanical system yet exists to easily observe metaphysical lifeforms.

The aura has been proven, recorded and partially understood, after it was made observable and thusly studied. Technologies may or may not develop in the future, which can pick up on other photospectrums which today are unseen and not percieved as reality.

If genetic engineering ever reaches a state so advanced that perhaps the fifth and sixth photoreceptors are activated and refined, engineered posthumans would be able to see electromagnetic fields, deeper details of color, and perhaps they would also develop a greater capacity to sense things such as metaphysical lifeforms.

At present, this form of awareness is feared and hated by the common persons. They doubt themselves, and they think: “Am I crazy?”. Etc. Due to the stark popularity of groupthink conformisms. In many reported cases, people who feel they can see “spirits” dislike their own evolutional uniqueness. Instead, they consider it inconvenient, troublesome, unsettling and strange. Many wish that “spirits” did not exist, or, they wish that they could not sense them. If, in future times, the ability to fully observe and understand what metaphysical lifeforms really are becomes possible for almost anyone, via genetic engineering, if they culturally remain as repressed and doubtful as today, they may wish to turn of this photoreceptive capacity, instead of turning it on.

It’s still difficult to tell whether humanity is for or against evolution.
Their unecological effects on the natural environment reduce biodeversity, and this is very much a form of anti-evolution. In other cases, a culture may suppress and hate the truly new or unique individual concepts. Different persons are often made fun of, and seen with petty contempt.

My understanding is that, in the human population, there aren’t any new receptors, but either different combinations of the receptors we already have or duplicates of receptors that we have (which would change either which colours we see as what, or allowing us to see specific colours more clearly and deeply, respectively).

So, you can’t see anything new, just things a touch differently.

And perhaps, one per million has a certian sort of combination, extending slightly above the mere spectrums of common light?