posted on May, 9 2007 @ 10:01 AM
undefeated, you are very right to try and spark some debate on this concept. I too have wondered about the idea of xenolinguistics. I am open to the
various ideas above stated, but somehow doubt that they exactly answer the question of communication with EBEs.
Even with telepathy, an alien concept would still be alien. To transpose this to a human would seem to be an extremely difficult task. It would be
color to a blind person, words/pictures without reference. I doubt that such a thing, outside of math/physics, would pass such a barrier. Perhaps, as
in the Betty Hill case, a map of some sort could be conveyed.
It is for this reason that I hold little faith in the 'warnings of doom from our elder space brothers' type of message you hear so often. While
these EBEs might be very advanced, we on the other hand are not, and a complex message needs a complex receiver. It is the same idea as giving
commands to my German Shepherd: if I tell her to "sit", she gets the idea (mostly), but if I tell her to "stop pestering the neighbors cat with
your fake attacks", she just looks at me like I'm the one with a problem.
Now I can assume that a computerized translation device of some sort, programed AI if you will, could comprehend an earthly language and the alien one
at the same time, but finding comparable relationships between two such divergent viewpoints would still render communications almost meaningless for
all practical purposes.
I find the idea of telepathy respectable in theory, and do not out of hand deny it to be fact. I simply doubt it's usefulness in such a situation. It
seems more to be the 'storytellers' way of bridging what would be problem area without having to logically show how it could be done.
And as a side note, you are advised by yours truly to not have high expectations of finding many on this forum wanting to probe and overcome or
address problems in rational debate. I started a thread in the UFO section on how to handle UFO pictures, expecting a large response with many useful
ideas. While I did get some very good responses from those few who answered, it was limited to only a couple of pages, half of which were my own
replies to posters. Meanwhile an argument raged for 15 pages over the validity of some pictures from c2c, including mods and co-owners of the site. In
retrospect, I am forced to think that no one here wants to solve or improve the process of verifying data, but rather, want to argue endlessly in an
effort to enhance personal standing.
I thank you for your effort to stimulate good content on this site, all the while warning you that it seems doomed to failure.
Good luck, and I will watch this thread to see if I may be of ant assistance in the cause of enlightenment.
( Edit by NGC2736 for spelling)
[edit on 9-5-2007 by NGC2736]