This was a fascinating excerpt to read. Following this fragment of the discussion that took place more than 70 years ago required some thinking. Here is some context:
It is not difficult to imagine a mind to which the sequence of things happens not in space but only in time like the sequence of notes in music. For such a mind such conception of reality is akin to the musical reality in which Pythagorean geometry can have no meaning.
Are there other similar dimensions or sequences? Does multiple intelligence play a role here? For example a person with a high degree of intra-personal intelligence perceives interactions differently than most of us (lacking such an ability) do? Do people with different levels of intelligence have different perceptions of the same events/observations?
There is the reality of paper, infinitely different from the reality of literature. For the kind of mind possessed by the moth which eats that paper literature is absolutely non-existent, yet for Man’s mind literature has a greater value of Truth than the paper itself. In a similar manner if there be some Truth which has no sensuous or rational relation to the human mind, it will ever remain as nothing so long as we remain human beings.
Are we like the moths of the world, in a sense, with a different perception of reality than the reality itself?