I've heard on many occasions that man is more valuable and important than the rest of the universe due to its ability to rationalize, have morality and be concious of himself. What makes this so? Pack animals have morality, as they risk their lives to save each other, for the betterment of the pack. Apes can learn sign language and communicate, as well as do math? What makes man special? And what is moral rational thinking? Give me your take.