The show is a “documentary” series about how aliens may have interacted with ancient civilizations. We just watch it to laugh at it.
After a 6-hour marathon my friend looks over at me. He is clearly hesitating to say what he is about to say.
“Do you think–do you think if aliens came to Earth today . . . they would know that you and I are the same species?”
I stare at him for a second.
“Um, can’t you tell cats are the same species even though they come in different colors?” I said.
“Oh,” he says.
Is this remarkably offensive? Or innocently naive? Let us know in the comments!