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I get what you're saying about thinking bigger than humans. Clearly, we're just a piece in an amazing natural patchwork. But the reason we humans are so hung up on our own species is because we want to know who and what we are. We want to understand ourselves because we are the only ones in our environment that seem to be like us in the way that we think and interact with our environment. None of this makes the rest of the environment any less important. Actually, I would even say that understanding humans will help us understand our place in the environment. Of course, that will involve understanding how to live in our environment without destroying it.