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The idea of a real-life universal translator is usually applied to a human language translator. But what about translating actual alien communication? (Read
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|"Isn't that like saying that aliens will experience the same world we do? If its all about referencing an objectively definable world - isn't that a huge leap to make? These are the same people who argue animals have no language - yet they communicate... translate that alien first please!
(John Smith 5/15/2008 8:45:42 AM)
|"Good point; in That Immortal, Roger Zelazny points this out in some nice dialog between an Earth woman and a Vegan man.
'...What do you see?'
'A pretty white flower.'
'But it is not a pretty white flower. Not to me, anyhow. Your eyes perceive light with wavelengths between about 4000 and 7200 angstrom units. The eyes of a Vegan look deeper into the ultraviolet, down to about 3000. We are blind to what you refer to as 'red' but on this 'white' flower I see two colors for which there are no words in your language...'"
(Bill Christensen 5/16/2008 8:19:05 AM)
|"Badly need your help. Ask a deeply religious Christian if he?d rather live next to a bearded Muslim that may or may not be plotting a terror attack, or an atheist that may or may not show him how to set up a wireless network in his house. On the scale of prejudice, atheists don?t seem so bad lately.
I am from Marshall and also now am reading in English, please tell me right I wrote the following sentence: "Future stock picks, the stock stresses publicly meet by the number the year would close to want: 2020, 2030, 2050, etc."
Thank you very much 8). Hasna."
(Hasna 9/3/2009 3:57:40 AM)
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