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Alien Talk

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posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 01:24 AM
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If we meet up with aliens, will we be able to talk to each other? We can't even understand the language of some of the creatures that live right here on Earth with us.

Astronomer Guy Consolmagrio says, "[It's possible] we find an intelligent civilization and there's no way in creation we can communicate with them because they're so alien to us. We can't talk to dolphins now."

Scientists have long been studying how chimpanzees, whales, parrots and dolphins communicate. Now they've added dogs to the list. "For psychologists, dogs may be the new chimpanzees," says researcher Paul Bloom. "Dog owners often boast about the communicative and social abilities of their pets, and this study seems to vindicate them."



So how would we communicate with aliens? In all my extensive reading and research I've done about the UFO phenomena we supposedly communicate with them telepathically. But what if that's not the case?




posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 01:42 AM
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If there are no aliens coming here, and I really doubt that, communication of at least intelligently designed signals could be batted back and forth even if they were untranslatable into any language or pictures. So long as the creatures you are communicating with have the ability to send and receive a signal, primitive communication can exist. Much as we currently work with dolphins. They can hear us and we can hear them. Anything further needs to be learned and if you can train a dolphin to learn things as we currently do with them, we or an alien species would most certainly be able to "train" each other to understand another better as time and communications continued.

As far as aliens coming here. So far the grand majority of contact seems to be telepathic communication. However, any species that is smart enough to find its way to this planet would be more likely to figure out our language first and communicate on our level rather than us translating their method of communication.



posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 01:46 AM
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Originally posted by heelstone
However, any species that is smart enough to find its way to this planet would be more likely to figure out our language first and communicate on our level rather than us translating their method of communication.


Excellent point heelstone. It is more than likely, as you said, that they would have figured out our language and would be able to communicate with us instead of us trying to figure them out.



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