Respect for the Interdependent Web

Scientists tell us that humans are the most advanced living organisms on earth. Some people go so far as to assert that we were made in the image of God. No matter how advanced we may be, we are a tiny part of all that exists in the universe and beyond. Whether we perceive ourselves to be highly advanced, an infinitesimal portion of all that is, or even both of these, we are part and parcel of the interconnected web of all existence. How do we acknowledge, honor and respect that web?