How can we hope to communicate with space aliens when we can't even talk to whales?

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Ben & Jerries New York Superfudge.
Ben & Jerry's used to make a Coffee Almond Fudge variety of ice cream, that was to die for. And then they STOPPED making it! I sent them an ANGRY letter about it. They sent me back a coupon for a free pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. But I wanted Coffee Almond Fudge ice cream!
 
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Levels of intelligence. We communicate with different species all the time. Dogs, dolphins, whales, and so on. What do you define as communication? I tell me dogs to sit, and they sit. My big dog will slap her food bowl with her paw to communicate to me. I mean? If you mean “have a conversation?” We need to be able to have 2 species capable of conversation.
We have taught sign language to both gorillas and chimpanzees. And we found out that what they mostly want is more bananas.