...the one-eyed man must remember the majority is always sane. The Country of the Blind by H.G. Wells explores how an entirely blind civilization might view the universe, and how sighted people might interact with them. The Churchlands' infra-people, while argumentative, seem quite diplomatic by comparison.
"...there is good and bad speculation, and this is not an unparalleled activity in science...Those scientists who have no taste for this sort of speculative enterprise will just have to stay in the trenches and do without it, while the rest of us risk embarrassing mistakes and have a lot of fun." - Dan Dennett