posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 10:48 PM
If you can squint enough to read the first statement in my signature, you can see how nature works.
But I'll state it here also: "Intelligence seeks to proliferate itself not necessarily via its own kind."
I strongly suspect that few people get the real substance of that statement that came out of the air to me one day in 1968 as I was trying to come to
terms with a time-loss experience a few years earlier.
We, as humans, teach to many other creatures different behaviors and "tricks" that they do not normally have or acquire. Foremost, we teach our
own, and the children of others. We would teach Martians if they were to prove to be less adept at knowing, living, and learning than ourselves.
Teaching other creatures different strategies to cope and compete better than they could on their own resources is what humans are about. It is the
an evolutionary and radially revolotional step up from the instinctive behaviors of non-thinking creatures, But it is grounded in the instinctive
teachings that lower creatures MUST give their young. That would be a universal feature of intelligence across the Universe. No creature could
attain higher intelligence otherwise. I think it is as simple as that.
But, yes, as you suggest, cross-communication would probably be limited, as with conversations between you and your dog.