Yes, but why would he even attempt something so awkward and strange for him, unless his motivations were along the lines of my proposed theorem ...? Not unlike the applause Heywood Floydd received from his costars in 2001: A Space Odyssey, after his rather stilted monologue ...
They are ALL clapping. Andorians, Tellarites, Vulcans. They are showing respect for a human's words using a human gesture.