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How do you establish commonly understood terms for "yes" and "no" with beings/aliens who communicate via a single medium/form of energy?

You need 3 levels: Basic equations. For example: ...-....-....... means 3+4=7. Giving enough such sentences, the receiving side will understand that it is an ...
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How do you establish commonly understood terms for "yes" and "no" with beings/aliens who communicate via a single medium/form of energy?

For communication, whatever channel you use you can distinguish an absence of signal from a presence of signal. This allows binary code, and therefore, numbers. Then, to establish yes and no, one ...
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How do you establish commonly understood terms for "yes" and "no" with beings/aliens who communicate via a single medium/form of energy?

All that's needed is a change from baseline. If they can only communicate acoustically, but cannot form/emulate/produce words (or, words/language that we can understand given our limitations for ...
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How do you establish commonly understood terms for "yes" and "no" with beings/aliens who communicate via a single medium/form of energy?

Fundamentally, all communications use one medium: the universe between us. The division into sight, sound, etc. is a convenient division for H. sapiens with our particular evolved set of sensory ...
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How do you establish commonly understood terms for "yes" and "no" with beings/aliens who communicate via a single medium/form of energy?

Any form of energy is applicable. All that is necessary to communicate with the aliens would be to tune this energy to, say, 5ae (arbitrary energy level). turning it up to 10 ae would indicate a yes, ...
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Do humans have sufficient internal energy for the power of flight?

I suggest your metahuman be able to internally convert mass to energy, in particular minute amounts of the waste building that would otherwise be excreted. Poo-powered Superman for the win!
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Do humans have sufficient internal energy for the power of flight?

I weigh 265#. I can also dead-lift 265#. If I strap my hands, I can hold the weight for about 30 seconds before muscles (arms, shoulders, legs...) start giving out. Let's use this as implicit proof ...
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Do humans have sufficient internal energy for the power of flight?

We know that normal human muscles can generate enough power for flight because human-powered flying machines exist. If your superpower was limited to only metabolic energy, it would function as a ...
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Do humans have sufficient internal energy for the power of flight?

I wouldn't recommend drawing the energy from internal sources, as cooling your core or stealing cellular energy will very quickly have negative consequences. Your body may be able to simply increase ...
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Burning Steel as Firewood

Iron burns already in our atmosphere, as you can see if you search the internet for "burning steel wool", which give you also videos and images like the one below What you need to have is ...
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