It is in my belief that humans do have something that the rest of the animal kingdom does not and that is the ability is ask the questions and stand outside ourselves and evaluate or position here on the earth. In William Bloom's words-
If the religious impulse emerges from the basic and natural human need to explore identity, meaning and the wonder of the universe, then it is obvious that the information age provides an extraordinary array of choices. It accepts the realities of contemporary life, but it also attempts to see through and beyond them. It rejects any path that claims to be the only way. In opposition to both a reductionist scientific worldview and a monopolising imperialist religion, the holistic approach affirms that life does indeed have a wonder and inner dimension worthy of exploration. And beyond that it only says, Look, here are a thousand different ways of exploring it.