In a universe tending towards a chaotic uniformity I am an island of ordered complexity, a bastion against entropy though as a part of the system I increase it. I am a machine made of flesh driven by electrochemical will. I am an infinitesimally small bundle of material capable of creating a structure inside itself that reflects an understanding of the workings of my environment. I am how the universe comes to know itself. I am energy coalesced into matter created by nuclear fusion in the heart of at least two stars, that died in fiery conflagration and spread that matter over lightyears thus enabling me to sit here, now, and reflect on this. I am the culmination of my life, of the lives of my millions of ancestors and every thought, feeling, action and event that has come before this moment. And so are you.
There is nothing more beautiful and majestic than these simple scientific truths.
Every time I hear the words 'Humans are the only species that...' I know what will follow will be blatantly untrue. Kill for sport? Sex for fun? Dont reach an equilibrium with their enviroment? Take care of young not genetically their own? There is always another species that does it! Here, just to prove myself wrong: Humans are the only species that build rocketships. Now THAT is true.