The friendly, English-speaking extraterrestrial you run into outside your house is asking you to recommend the one book, movie, or song that explains what humans are all about. What do you pick?
Here is what I’d say:
“Read the Bible. It is the most widely distributed book ever produced. It has moved millions to do good. Some have used it for bad. It has been used to subjugate people. It has been used to free people. It has been used to open minds. It has been used to close minds. It also tells me that extraterrestrials don’t exist so who are you and why are you so butt-ugly?”
Here is my short story for the day, The Foul Odor of Success.