posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 07:08 AM
If I remember correctly, birds have one of the higher brain weight to total weight/body size ratios of a living organism.
I'm not too shocked by the discovery, I think a lot of animals are probably self aware, but my question is on what level. Is their language actually
as intelligent as ours, with sentence structure, nouns, verbs, etc., or are they just a small set of specific tweets that mean specific things. Can
they think about things and ponder them, like why his friend had to get eaten by that cat the other week since he was so young and vibrant. It would
be incredibly interesting to know exactly what level they are on
I was thinking the other night that it'd be very interesting if they ever find out that a species on this planet - say dolphins - have real language
structure. This means that it would be possible to figure it out, make a computer program that can identify it and translate it, and then speak back
to them. Would we be told "so long and thanks for all the fish"?