[LMB] When World-Views Collide, books

Matija Grabnar lmb at matija.com
Fri Jan 7 12:37:13 GMT 2022


On 07/01/2022 11:57, Raymond Collins wrote:
> I've been thinking,  that the earliest form of communication between
> organisms of a single species has been pheromones.  And that, despite the
> fact we have evolved our ability to communicate verbally with each other.
> It's pheromones that affect or metabolism and eventually our behavior.
> Imagine 'Romeo and Juliet' without pheromones.
> Romeo:  "Hi I'm Romeo, "
> Juliet: "Juliet, "
> Romeo: "Our parents are douchbags,"
> Juliet:  "You got that right!"
> Romeo:  "well catch you later, Mercutio's taking me out to a boar fight!"
> Juliet:  "sure, whatever, "
> And doeth end "Romeo and Juliet" without  pheromones.

It is said that the shortest conversation in a specific dialect of 
Slovenian is

Q:"A b"?

A:"B"

Loosely translated, that is: Q:"Would [you like to]?" A:"[I] would".

As you say, phermones make some conversations ... briefer.



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