An alien can tell you anything with impunity.
Those who don’t seek fame aren’t going down in history – at least down very deep.
In this one sector of another galaxy, their concept of mortality is summed up in a phrase they have, “Death for those who think death.”
“What do you do?’
“I’m an electrician.”
“Okay, how do you convert amps to watts?”
“Hey, I said I was an electrician. I didn’t say I know what I was doing.”
Over in this one region, the creatures explain things as a means to help press the wrinkles out of their own understanding.