Are humans integral to the Earth Community?

We need an article that addresses this issue.

Editor's Notes: If we believe in evolution, if we believe in the Universe Story, if we believe humans evolved here on Earth – then we must admit that we did not make ourselves. Earth made us. If Earth made us then we are as integral to Earth as the Grand Canyon, African elephants, the Amazon River – any natural thing. "Earth was about something" as she evolved us humans, as Thomas would say. What was going on?

Thomas suggests that the Earth community conspired to create a species that had the ability to engage story telling as a successful survival strategy, reflect upon the evolutionary journey, and celebrate existence.