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I am watching another documentary. This one is on whales. In particular, their songs. A scientist, Dr R. Payne, recorded their songs for many years, and realized that they are really songs; sounds that are repeated in a rhythm with rhymes! Incredible! It is also incredible how far those sounds can be heard.
However what is even more interesting in my opinion, is the effect those songs have on people. Most people say that when they hear those songs they feel very sad but also “they get caught up” in them. The songs seem to tap in our sense of loss directly.
We know that whales like dolphins have a 4th brain, on the top of their cortex. In other words, their brain has evolved further than ours. That does not mean that they think like we do, speak philosophy or physics quantum but they simply have a bigger cortex and another layer.
The basic idea is that with a bigger brain comes a bigger storage space, in other word, a bigger memory. And when you see the size of their brain! Like the elephants really, a big brain and greater memory.
I am wondering if they have as well, a wider, deeper “species memory” than we have, I bet they do. What if they pass on memories of their species and the ocean from generation to generation. All they need to know to survive, the stock of fishes and krill, the best currents and the timing for their migration, how to recognise each other and the most compatible mate, but much more as well. Some of these memories are within their genetic pool and some could be transmitted in their songs. What if they pass on memories of long past events that affected their species, their ancestors, their ocean.
We can’t understand them but we respond to the loss expressed as we would at a suppressed memory. What if they are telling us, in their own way, about things that concern us in some level, or of the past of this Earth that they have inhabited longer than we have, and that we have forgotten a long time ago.
I think we should all listen carefully, maybe one day, one of us will understand.
I won't say anything _cause I didn't watch this documentary_ except I agree with you on some of your ideas, but I'm not so sure...

I tried to develop my thoughts but it's not possible on there. In these cases, je pense toujours que rien ne vaut le dialogue : cela permet d'éviter les malentendus inhérents à toute communication, ce que l'on dit n'est jamais pleinement perçu par autrui, trop de nuances, de concepts propres à chacun, mais le dialogue permet d'affiner le risque d'égarement, parfois...
parfois un seul mot suffit a tout expliquer. Je pense que c'est plus mon inaptitude a trouver ce mot, plutot qu'une succession de tournures de phrases jusqu'au partage (toujours douteux) d'une comprehension.

Regardless, in this particular case, the facts remain true all the way up to my own interpretation or even extrapolation, which was that they might exchange more than species survival tips, but memories or tales of past events (very old events like 1000 or 2000 old). And that we could benefit from learning to understand their language. The rest; their songs, their brain size and 4th brain, their huge memory storage, and the teaching of the young ones the rules or their environment, all this is scientific facts. You don't actually need to watch the documentary in fact, you can also check in scientific journals. I promise you I am not making it up. neither is Dr Payne. There are at the moments, hundred of scientific teams working at translating those songs or other recorded sounds from marine mammals (whales, dolphins,...) and experimenting on it.
One day I'll be able to express my thoughts and make them understandable to others than me_sometimes in a blue moon, I happened to understand them, or so I'd like to believe...