"We Need To Keep Watch On All The _____." We've met 1,001 alien species, yet still draw deadly lines within our own.
Our perceptions are WAY more dependent on our expectations and preconceptions than we like to think. Do you think, perhaps, that this extends beyond food to our social and political worlds? I'm wondering, too, how it has colored my perception of short stories and novels I've liked or disliked in the past. Hmm!