I really don't hold out much hope for our species...mainly because of the religious nuts.
I have no intention of turning this into a relious war thread, but I just would like to point out:
1. I believe in a divine creator
2. I feel I am just as normal as you.
3. I am not a threat to anyone because of my beliefs.
I would never think of imposing my beliefs on you or anyone else. If I am 'delusional' in your opinion, I can live with that. But I am also harmless. If our species does die out, I can assure you, I will have had nothing to do with it!
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
- Mahatma Gandhi