There was a time we thought our place in the world was the will of the Divine. As that rationale fell out of favor, it was the science of the Enlightenment that provided any number of answers to our ascendancy. It is only recently, in light of the havoc and devastation our existence has inflicted on this planet have we begun to question the nature of our supremacy. When we consider our ancestral relatives, we have typically blamed their extinction on their own bad luck. Mounting evidence ...