Then take it up another level. Baby steps. It has. In the lab, in the field, measured and recorded. The are not "perceived", necessarily. They are recorded by observers, and employed in decision making. They are facts. What does the word "genuine" mean, in that context? Engineering concerns itself with degrees of freedom quite explicitly. Only if "genuine" means "supernatural", as I believe it does in all your postings. Because that's stupidly false. Obviously if the decisionmaker is selecting, the alternative existed in fact. And this has been verified, as if it had to be, by rerunning controlled decision events with different information feeds.