Voyager Golden Record: Are aliens going to understand the inscriptions?

I don’t know - I think their very irregularity will be a clear hint that unlike everything else in the probe, they’re supposed to indicate something organic. The leap from there to a representation of a the sender’s form won’t be that large; at least, they’ll probably consider it a likely theory.

I’m sure they will figure it out – I’m saying that it’s not clear to me that they’ll restiore it correctly.

I think the best we could hope for is it looks to them a lot like the Voynich Manuscript.

Perhaps symmetry, paired-limbs and all, and segmentation, frequent evolutionary trends here, are not universal or common. This could change the body shapes tremendously.

Bah, we all know what the Voynich manuscript is.

It always has to me.