Regarding comparing highly advanced alien extra-terrestrials communicating with us to humans communicating with ants is a valid input into this topic,
however, one must take into account that ants do not operate by intelligence like we do. Where an ant goes and what it does is entirely based on where
the pheramones lead and what its natural response in any given moment is. This is called instinct.
As a collective, their society seems intelligent. But individually and without a pheramone trail to follow, they are completely incapacitated and they
have no means of reflectory thinking, meaning; they could not come up with a solution to their problem since they act on instinct and not by conscious
Comparing an ants non existing intelligence to our own is a bit unfair. Not only to ourselves but the ants as well. They can't help it. It's the way
they are designed.
What should be considered and should only further validate the theory that a more advanced species of extra-terrestrials could communicate with us is
the fact that we can and are communicating with several animal species that have lower levels of intelligence than ourselves. Dogs, dolphins, monkeys,
apes, seals, elephants etc.
The problem arises when we try to communicate with non mammal species. But, then again, there aren't many intelligent non mammal species and our
common sophisticated level of intelligence is arguably due to our emotional character, whereas most others show no evidence of emotion at all.
I would argue that since we are beginning to understand the communication of both wales and dolphins; for a race beyond our level of intelligence,
understanding how we communicate and our language should be rather simple.
Additionally, when it comes to humanoid, bipedal extra-terrestrials; yes, why should they not exist?
We cannot even agree on how life actually came to be here on Earth. If the truth is that life here originated from an outside source, be it through
terra-forming (intervention theory) or by a, or several space-rocks hitting the Earth and seeding it with microbial life (panspermia), then it is
entirely possible that the same thing has happened in other places around the Universe and our DNA may very well not be exclusive to us.
In other words; bipedalism may be a Universal phenomena.
(Sorry ants. I never intended to put you in such a bad light)
edit on 30-4-2013 by ABeing because: (no reason given)
30-4-2013 by ABeing because: (no reason given)