with Karl Faase
In the preamble to the United Nations declaration to human rights it recognizes "the inherent dignity ... and inalienable rights of the members of the human family".
Everyone agrees with this statement but why should humans have more rights than some species of animals?
Evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar wrote: "It is hard to escape the conclusion that religion is the one phenomenon in which we humans really are different in some qualitative sense from our ape cousins."
Few want to admit this truth, but the dignity and worth of humanity is not about intelligence and ability, but the concept that we have the spark of God within us.
Here is how we are different, this is why we have a conscience, and what underpins our creativity.
The gift of the divine marks humanity out as unique.•