reply to post by frami12
What is human being?
Homo Sapien is a Taxonomic Classification described as:
Animalia (multicellular, eukaryotic organisms, with a fixed body plan during development, capable of spontanious movement, and must ingest other
organisms for sustinance)
Chordate (Calcium Skeleton Vertibrate with a hollow dorsal nerve cord, pharyngeal slits, an endostyle, and a post-anal tail)
Mamalia (air-breathing animals whose females are characterized by the possession of mammary glands while both males and females are characterized by
sweat glands, hair and/or fur, three middle ear bones used in hearing, and a neocortex region in the brain.)
Primate (characterized by their large brains, relative to other mammals, as well as an increased reliance on stereoscopic vision at the expense of
smell, the dominant sensory system in most mammals. These features are most significant in monkeys and apes, and noticeably less so in lorises and
lemurs. Three-color vision has developed in some primates. Most also have opposable thumbs and some have prehensile tails. Many species are sexually
dimorphic, which means males and females have different physical traits, including body mass, canine tooth size, and coloration. Primates have slower
rates of development than other similarly sized mammals, and reach maturity later but have longer lifespans. Some species live in solitude, others
live in male–female pairs, and others live in groups of up to hundreds of members.)
Haplorrhini ("dry-nosed" primates, lost the function of the terminal enzyme which manufactures vitamin C, hands and feet are more generally adapted,
with specialization only for locomotion, single-chambered uterus, offspring have longer dependence period on their mother.)
Simian ("higher primates")
Catarrhini (narrow, downward pointing nostrils, diurnal, tails (if they have tails) are not prehensile, flat fingernails.)
Hominidae (omnivorous, tailless)
With a Genus of Homo (The last surviving Genus Homo) and a species of Sapien (Meaning Wise)
How do you describe a human being to an alien? It doesn't know anything about Earth.
This would require overcoming the language barrier inherent in different cultures.
How their thoughts are structured, how they communicate, what "Stimuli" mean what thing, or concept, or idea.
Once the language barrier has been overcome, It would be a fairly simple process.
[edit on 14-1-2010 by Edrick]