Originally Posted by horatio
The evolutionary difference might be so large that there is no feedback effect, that we cannot recognize them or if we recognize them they might be incomprehensible and we perceive them like insects perceive us.
But that's jsut my personal, fairly conservative view and "there are more things in heaven and earth ...".
Though it could be argued.......at least we seem to have the capacity for (abstract) reasoning. I agree about the way we would perceive them though. There would have to be a common translation, a "Rosetta Stone" to allow any sort of discernment of message. Even then, cultural and intellectual perceptions would have to be understood by those of both sides.