Can any other creature visualize
As human beings do through memory,
As if they had a second set of eyes,
What they have seen in actuality?
It seems such hindsight is our special gift
Engendering the foresight that we need
To imagine novel paradigms that shift
Our history and how we might proceed.
The great leaps we call progress all occur
Because our brains have this capacity
For postulating things that never were,
Then turning dreams into reality.
Without this capability of mind
Our hapless species were as bad as blind.