posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 08:48 AM
Thinking can and is done without comprehencible language all the time.
Not only humans think you. Pritty much everything with a brain thinks.
Thinking at its most basic is done with perceptions, instincts, feelings and emotions.
Just take a leopard for example, the animal feels a need to feed, searches for a prey and starts contemplating what its best method of attack will be,
seeing what direction it should attack from, mainly taking into callculation what direction the wind comes from, if it attacks with the wind in its
back, the prey will smell and hear it more easely, when it attacks with head on wind, the prey will hear and smell less. Then it also surveys the
accesibility of the terrain, does it provide good cover, are there to much trees or rocks to be able to run at its best. An leopard will also take its
own physical condition into account and alot more. They even take the physical wellbeing of their prey into account, if they spot a herd of prey,
they'll try to spot an animal thats or secluded from the group, or a youngster or a sick animal that won't be able to put up much of a fight.
Thats all thinking, no language required or used, but alot of things taken into consideration before attacking a prey.
Then there is also alot of animals that do have a language, a more basic one then any of the human languages maybe, but they still have very destinct
sounds they produce for specific events.
Dolphins and whales have very complex languages that we only just start to decypher and understand.
Theres also creatures like bees, that don't use sounds for communication, but scents, a beehive's communication is fully done by pheromones and
touches. The beehive queen even disables the worker bees sexuality by using pheromones.