Originally posted by MKULTRA
Lets cast aside doubt and run with this concept from a theoretical standpoint.
I would think that millions of years of extraterrestrial evolution (natural and manipulated) would lead to the elimination of a vocal/audible
How so? What biological evidence do you see to suggest that non-vocal communication is the inevitable result of evolution? What advantages would
telepathy offer that verbal languages do not have? Verbal, kinesthetic, or other forms of "optional" communication offer a distinct advantage,
socially, that telepathy or other forms of invasive communication do not: privacy. Privacy is a good thing for members of a society to have, at least
in limited ways. Do you really want everyone you communicate with to know every nuance of your feelings about them?
You might find that their organic reactions are controlled by a mass conciousness that transcends the 4th dimension (time). We're talking
billions of years worth of evolution beyond humans.
This is something we can't guarantee, though. We don't have any reliable, physical bodies of aliens on which to base our conjecture. You say
that the aliens would have had billions of years of extra evolution, but it's equally possible that they evolved on a world where the conditions were
perfect to enable spaceflight after a mere 500 years of civilization. In such a case, the aliens could well be behind us in biological evolution, but
ahead of us in social evolution. Or any number of other possibilities up to, and including, being an intelligent shade of the color blue.
Even assuming, and for me it's a huge assumption, that the current "theories" about alien contact are true: reptiloids, atlanteans, nordics,
riticuleans et all, we have only their word for it. We have no way to independantly verify that what the abductees are being told is anywhere near to
being the truth.
I don't mean to come off as an automatic naysayer in this thread, but it does come close to one of my pet peeves about theories of alien contact:
We're quick to ascribe a lot of detail to a phenomena that we know very little about. The stranger the pet theory is, the more apt it is to find
acceptance online. Because of this, anyone who's seriously looking for evidence of non-human intelligence is painted with the same brush as the
whack-jobs who insist that the aliens are here to open our "cosmic shakra and to bring us in to harmonic alignment with the nth dimension."
If we're going to have a discussion on xenolinguistics, I'd at least like to know that we're aware of the basics of human linguistics, as we're
really the only beings we have absolute proof of that have language. The wikipedia's article
a good place to start, if a little basic.
Probably a more useful way to start this kind of discussion would be to posit something about the alien race, then to start making hypotheses based on
that. If you're going off of pre-existing supposition about aliens, I'd appreciate it if you could point me towards the specific information
you're taking as given, so I don't just keep throwing random linguistic theory at every new post
 You may claim the government has them. This may or may not be true, but we don't have any evidence that a civilian biologist can look at and
make peer-reviewable conclusions with.