Bonz wrote:It wasn't me. It was other people in this thread.
> [snip the previous]
>Ivar Ylvisaker says:
> > I see no reason to assume that the aliens would want to encrypt their
> Who said anything about encryption?
> We do not know if they have eyesWe'd be doing pretty well if we got pictures from an alien civilization even if we
> or not. We don't know if they are bilaterally symetrical or radially
> symetrical. Does an arrow ===> mean look at this? Or does it mean,
> "The eye in my third left tentacle wants some arsenic rubbed in it".
> >Even if they did and their language was unknown, I suspect that good
> How? How would you know when you got the right picture? You get a
got the colors wrong.
You are overly pessimistic. We postulate huge quantities of data from an alien
> > One
> Even if it were DELIBERATELY designed to be easy to decode, it might
> >If the aliens had technology that was radically better (or different) than ours,
> Unless it were DELIBERATELY engineered to make it understandable, we
world and you complain that you cannot find the help file.
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