Some time ago I obtained some tapes of whale songs. I noticed that when you speed them way up you get bird songs. Then I obtained some tapes of bird songs and slowed them way down. Guess what I got? Bingo. So now we know something. But what?
I figure there are lessons here about why we aren’t hearing from outer space. What if the languages are too fast or too slow for us? How about if we take a chunk of background noise and either speed it up or slow it down? I bet nobody ever thought of that. You could also play it backwards and see what happens. Jeez. People spend more money than that would cost, just to figure out why we have hair.
Probably nobody would fund it since it wouldn’t cost enough. Case in point, I once wrote a grant proposal asking for $14. It was turned down with no explanation.
Anyway, the next step was to play the reworked tapes to whales and birds respectively to see what they do. The sped-
I wonder how much it would cost to send these sounds into outer space? I’d rather like to get rid of them.