I'm pretty sure this is part of Brandon Sanderson's master plan to make humanity's culture so awesome that when we finally meet some aliens, they'll be so impressed that they will give everyone free alien-cake.
Beetnemesis in a review
from Regarding Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings by Beetnemesis
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. - Albert Einstein King of Cairhien 20-7-2 Chancellor of the Landsraad, Archduke of Is'Mod
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