Interesting and stimulating posts! But I don’t think you can split and categorize skills that way.
If there was such a separation between physical and mental skills, if, how could we know which came first?
I’m thinking about all the recent “discoveries” in biology, to me all the facts seems to force westerners or Western Culture to deconsider it’s supposed oppositions, between mind and body, plants and animals, human and nature… Intelligence being everywhere, we see more how we don’t know what life actually is and how it happens, nor what conscience really is…
Seems like the end of the ( a?) loop for modern science, reality might be animist
Don’t know where I went here, my point was mind and body are one ^^