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Grace's Question

Emerson suggests that everything in the world is intimately united to each other and everything comes from the same Supreme Being. He also says that humans "Predominate over all other forms [of nature]." This view seems rooted in Judeo-Christian tradition. How do we reconcile this idea of humans being superior with Emerson's belief that religion, ethics, and traditional ideas of human learning and higher knowledge are inferior to the "Reason" we attain through communing with nature?