Are We Alone - Say What?
ENCORE There’s no escape from the chattering classes – they talk, squawk, squeal and sing all around us. Every animal communicates in some form – it’s essential for survival. They’ve evolved to understand each other … but do we understand them?
Find out what’s coded in humpback whale song and whether human-cetacean dialogue is possible… how information theory reveals communication patterns within the animal kingdom… how plants call out to animals to protect them… and why only humans evolved language.
- Douglas Carlton Abrams – Author of Eye of the Whale: A Novel
- Laurance Doyle – Scientist at the SETI Institute
- Douglas Vakoch – Director of Interstellar Message Composition at the SETI Institute
- David DeGusta – Anthropologist at Stanford University
You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.
And be sure to check out the Are We Alone iPhone/iPad app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/are-we-alone-make-contact/id374968004?mt=8