|Purred: Sun Jun 12, '05 4:00am PST |
|Good Morning, All.
Thank you, Jacques, for minding the store!
After reviewing our discussion, ahem, it appears that so far we are batting about two theories. One, which I blindly threw out to start, is that we can actually "understand" human-speak. The second, which seems to have the majority support, is that our senses are superior and, most probably, almost totally different than humans'. How about the idea that these theories are not exclusive, but overlapping -- yes, we do things from observation and repetition (good ol' Pavlov's dog); and we also deal with situations on our superior level, which Athena described as perhaps a fifth dimension which, if experienced by humans would be overwhelming, "like a blind person seeing for the first time." (Oh my, I love that phrase!)
I would like to toss out something else that has always intrigued me: coming upon a human who is unknown to you -- how do we know immediately that we are okay to roll over for tummy rubs from this person, or to flee for our lives?