Early in February, the Kepler Space Telescope announced a new bonanza of distant planets, reconfirming that solar systems, possibly hosting life, are common in the universe.
So if humanity someday arrives at an extraterrestrial cocktail party, will we be ready to mingle? At the Wild Dolphin Project in Jupiter, Fla., researchers practice for contact by trying to talk with dolphins.
More than two decades ago, behavioral biologist Denise Herzing started studying free-ranging spotted dolphins in the Bahamas. Over the years, she noticed some dolphins seeking human company, seemingly out of curiosity.
“We thought, ‘This is fascinating, let’s see if we can take it further,’” Herzing said. “Many studies communicate with dolphins, especially in captivity, using fish as a reward. But it’s rare to ask dolphins to communicate with us.”This is a good idea with respect to communicating with dolphins, but apparently unnecessary for communicating with aliens. According to the vast majority of those who have had close encounter experiences with alien entities, they manage to communicate just fine through telepathy. To read the rest of the article, click here.