COMMUNICATIONS AND YOU
Sanford Pinna, M.D.
Cell phones, texting, e-mails, internetÃ¢â‚¬”all
talk, talk, and more talk.
What’s it all about?
WE ARE NOT ALONE
Every specie of animal does the same thingÃ¢â‚¬”only
without the technological gadgets possessed by humans.
In the oceans, mammals such as whales and
dolphins, are constantly talking to each other.
We do not know if fish communicate with sound,
but they certainly always swim in schools of their
In the forests, in the jungles, animals always
communicate and group together. In the skies,
birds fly in flocks of the same species and communicate
to each other.
THE ONLY WAY
If species did not group together and communicate
they would not reproduce and they would disappear.
Reproduction requires grouping. Reproduction
requires communication so that individuals can
determine which pair will reproduce.
OTHER REASONS TO COMMUNICATE
Survival requires group action, or at least
the action of a pair. Predators are everywhere,
amongst humans as well as other animals.
Communication increases the chances of survival.
Birds, in particular, start screeching when a hawk
intrudes into their territory.
Human predators are much more subtle
and communications between potential prey
and predators go on incessantly.
Animals, birds and humans are always
involved in nesting. Here again, communication
is necessary for the completion of the task.
Amongst humans, the greatest danger
of communicating is distraction while moving.
The accident rate of cell phone users is five
times greater than normal while driving cars.
Predators are attracted to the sound of
animals communicating and they make it their
business to listen for these sounds.
In the internet, the number of predators
are increasing exponentially, and they use
emails to try and rob potential victims.
We all communicateÃ¢â‚¬”humans, birds,
animals and fish.
We group together wherever we go,
because we wish to have our genes reproduced.
Ethnic groups form neighborhoods in strange
cities and speak with each other in their own
This will never change.
Humans have advanced slightly from their
origins in the forest.
But they have not moved far.