I think i also have a theory about how the abilities we know as psionics came to be.
Take a look at the world around you; we are surrounded by technology that permits our comfort and survival in what would otherwise be a harsh environment. before we learnt to change the world around us with the technology we treat as deities, the human race as it is now would not have survived.
Therefore, the species Homo Sapiens, and its predecessors habilis, erectus, floriensis, etc. must have been (for lack of a better phrase) attuned to the natural world around them. perhaps their vision was sharper, perhaps their reflexes were quicker. perhaps, as many of us have felt at least once, they were able to feel when something wasn't right. you know, what we know as the sixth sense. these abilities now fall under the categories of optikinesis, precognition, and presentience. as technology advanced, though, these abilities diminished in importance, until they were almost forgotten. by training, many people on this website and off, have learnt to reawaken the mind, and to become greater than what they are without these abilities (please forgive me for sounding corny, but i need to cut this a bit short)
please tell me what you think about this; criticism and questions are equally welcome.