If you go to the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, there is a descending ramp which is the exit from the Planetarium. It is a time line for creation, and as you descend the long spiral ramp, it takes you through the ages of the universe and earth. It is a long descent.
At the end is a human hair, which represents the entire time that hominids have been around, in the scale of that representation.
So, humans are either the very crown of creation, or a mere blip on the cosmic radar screen.