RE: SUO: Re: Logic & Programming Languages
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- Subject: RE: SUO: Re: Logic & Programming Languages
- From: "Horn, Graham" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 21:53:37 +1000
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. Good point.
. I didn't appreciate that emphasis from your wording.
. I find it interesting that birds have extremely small
vocabularies for communication, yet quite large ones for courtship. If only
they could realise the potential value of what they have.
Cheers Graham Horn
National Data Standards Unit
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Email: Graham.Horn@aihw.gov.au <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John F. Sowa [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, 28 July 2001 2:49
To: Horn, Graham; 'John F. Sowa'; Seth Russell; Sergio Navega; Chris
Menzel; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: RE: SUO: Re: Logic & Programming Languages
I certainly agree:
>While I agree with a fair bit of what you say, I feel our
>ability to communicate with, and by implication, understand perspectives
>other beings isn't so dependant on their physical attributes.
But I was trying to explain the difficulties of decoding
the dolphin language. We can communicate very effectively
with dolphins, but usually by teaching them some system that
the humans devise. The really difficult part is to decipher
their native language, which they can use to communicate very
well among themselves.