We must acknowledge our kinship with all other beings, human and otherwise.

The study of genetics reveals that we are all interconnected. Our DNA contains pieces of many other organisms.

Our canine teeth do no demonstrate that we are inherently carnivores, any more than the nipples on a man’s chest prove that he is designed to nourish babies.

What these things demonstrate is that we are part of a much larger biological experiment, that our design has been tweaked and redrawn, pieced together from disparate sources, sometimes as humans, sometimes as dogs, sometimes as salamanders.

We are members of a biological network and can no more claim supremacy than any other type.

We will perish like all the other animals if we cannot correct our course.