Every attempt to prove that humans have some kind of telepathic sixth sense shows it to be complete bullshit. But we still shouldn't sell ourselves short -- we have all sorts of extra senses that we either never use or don't notice when we do.
Click to view Space epics almost always play fast and loose with science, treating the laws of physics like suggestions. Sound in space, unprotected bodies splatting in vacuum, and alien planets that all look just like Calabasas.
Somewhere, right now, an adult is quoting an interesting animal 'fact' that he actually learned from an old cartoon. And this is how animals became one of those subjects particularly vulnerable to laughable misconceptions.