The Case Against Human Telepathy

I read a science fiction story once that made a pretty good case against human telepathy. The telepathic aliens, with plans to take over the Earth, captured a man and spent months translating his brain radiations into something they could understand and control. But then they found that they had to start all over again with the next person. Humans, not being telepathic to start with (as other conquered races had been), each developed their synapse paths and thought patterns independently and differently. (Sounds a little like the computer industry doesn't it?). Just for each of us to translate the surface thoughts into words require a major project. Verbal communication was a rather late evolutionary development. Is their really any better way to communicate than speech and writing, and maybe body language?


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Dan Robinson, danrob@efn.org, Eugene, Oregon
My home page: http://www.efn.org/~danrob/