RE: Alien Communication Re: Ethics of being a Creator

herMAJ (
Tue, 28 Apr 1998 15:12:29 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 28 Apr 1998, Jones, Spike wrote:
> paul, i am surprised at how often i hear this argument. alien
> intelligences could
> send us black and white photos of themselves, newsprint style, using a long
> string of binary digits. i dont think the whales have ever attemped such a
> thing.

Assuming these aliens recognize visual stimulation as a form of
communication and recognize that we do as well... Perhaps whales are
attempting to do just that-- only instead of binary digits they're
singing us an "image" and cant for the life of them figure out why we
haven't responded...