We are animals. We are living creatures that are probably less civilized than most of what we consider 'animals' to be. We will all one day die. We have (although it really is insignificant anyway) done more to destroy this planet's ecology as we know it.
Very little to nothing distinguishes us from 'the animals.' Without meaning to offend, I'd like to point out that this is the same kind of blind arrogance that brings about the question, "what is the meaning of life?" The answer, of course, is that there is no real meaning, save perhaps to procreate and further our species, which we manage to sidestep by instead preferring to further ourselves as individuals. And don't think that by that I am against selfishness!
I could be wrong...and please correct me if I am.
Oh, before I forget... thanks for the warm welcome you extended before, Frank...I forgot to thank you before.