I have the feeling that there is a lot you haven't heard of. Do some reading and you can find out about the vast multitude of information that will show you belief in something doesn't make it true.<quoted text>I've never heard of Shiva or Brahma. As for Hinduism, they have several gods. You may be able to explain the formation of snowflakes but no one can explain why there are no two alike.
Twenty seven years ago I had six visits by evil. I would not of survived if God hadn't intervened. If I hadn't believed in God then, I would have after that. I pray God will remove your blinders soon.
No animal compares to a human so I won't even go there.
As for there being no animal like humans, I will avoid the genolocial issues and simply say you are right. Many animals see and hear better than we do, reaching higher frequency or spectrum ranges. Many animals are better protected than we are, making survival much more likely. Heck, many animals live longer than us with a certain species of jellyfish being immortal for all practical purpose. Yep, we are the perfect special children.
As for believing, I did on my youth and young adult years. Then I started learning about the world I live in and realized that the stories of modern religions are no different from Zeus and Odin. I am much happier today than I was then.