Are we being hubristic or egotistic if we say that we are currently at the top of the heap of intelligent and sentient earthly beings? I don’t think so. To deny that obvious fact is to deny our utility to our and the universe’s creator. I would argue that we are His ultimate useful creation because we alone have attuned our lives and attached our existence to His transcendent reality by peering, via our philosophic introspections and scientific inventions, into His other creation(the cosmos) to wonder why and how those stars above twinkle with luminous light.
Philosophy at its foremost and now science at its utmost, because of their respective enchantment of the perplexities of light, could lead us to become supra-natural. The supernatural and transcendental we could only wish for….not vainly, but serenely.