If other species recognize art or not - this we do not
know, simply because we don't "speak their language".
We can only say it seems to us they do not recognize
it according to our interpretation of their behavior,
but further arguing would be pure guessing.
--- mikemail <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> We recognise 'art' in many forms - much of it
> created by other species. They do not recognise it
> as we do.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Kate Troy
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Friday, April 14, 2006 5:28 AM
> Subject: Re: (OT) Towards a speech of the machine
> They're the only species who creates art.
> In a message dated 4/13/2006 10:08:00 A.M. Eastern
> Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] writes:
> On Wednesday, April 12, 2006 3:36 PM -0700 Dunja
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Um, how do you mean the other kinds...?
> Well, if you can have a question which may
> only provoke thought, there
> must be other kinds of questions, right? What do
> they do?
> My Eliot professor liked to remark that man is
> the only being who is a
> question unto himself (maybe he said "human
> beings," but he definitely
> cringed at "humans"). The point being that for
> us human beings, our
> existence puts our being in question. "Why?
> Wherefore? What is our ultimate
> So questions are very interesting. At a minimum,
> I'm thinking, a question
> provokes thought. What else do they do?
> Ken A.
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