Originally Posted by Futureguy
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.
Well, it might simply not be possible. We can communicate with lower lifeforms that we have domesticated like dogs or cats but only to a certain degree. And we have no way to get through to even lower lifeforms like ants.
But as you pointed out this comparison might be invalid as we have passed the treshold between man and animal which might be a real treshold and not just some arrogant, humancentric BS.