I have been hearing some interesting things about dolphins. For one thing, they each have their own name and they talk to one another using their individual names.
“A bottlenose dolphin identifies itself with a signature whistle. The signature whistle is so distinct that scientists can identify individual dolphins by looking at their whistle shapes on a sonogram.” (http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/info-books/bottlenose/communication.htm
Scientists, I hear, are becoming close to interpreting dolphin language. I thought, to myself, when I heard this, that the day we interpret animals’ language, is the day we change as a human race.
The same goes for the day we learn there are extraterrestrial beings outside of earth. It will be the day we as humans have to change the context for which we make sense of the world.
In 1973, a botanist named Lyall Watson, claimed plants have emotions and they could be recorded on a lie detector test. (http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/10247/20120611/plants-communication-survival.htm)
This botanist was largely ignored at the time, but today scientists are again claiming that plants actually do talk to one another. They have recorded clicking sounds made by roots, and are observing that plants respond to and grow toward sounds.
So it seems, we really aren’t alone.
And I gotta wonder, what kinda things do the plants and animals know that I don’t?
How different things would be, if we understood the world outside of our human terms…