PZ Myers shared the above image a while back, comparing different ways of viewing the world and our place in it. I’m not sure that they are as incompatible as might be thought. One can recognize that all living things share a history and much else, and yet also treat more complex living things as in some ways different, perhaps even from our standpoint, dare I say superior?
But with that preeminence comes not merely privilege, but also responsibility.
How does information about the history of living things impact and shape your values and worldview?