I have a suspicion we will meet some aliens that look utterly bizarre but we can relate to because their social structures and the way they relate to their environment is very similar (imagine a sort of cultural convergent evolution), and then we will meet creatures who look very much like us but whose mindsets and…
Most parents of autistic parents are ashamed of their children because they are seen as defective in the moral sense of the word. Physical disabilities? Can't be helped. But autism is seen as a flaw in the mind and soul, and many people are too stupid to realise that the mind is a physical thing too.
The coffee table didn't really mean to come alive that Saturday afternoon, but that's what happened. With a yawn, it stretched its wooden limbs and trotted on all fours towards the kitchen.