This, some people knew about it and created a big tool for that matter: religion. Christianity began as a sect, yet today we find that "crazy"
It took a long time for life to even exist, the universe being infinite, or at least very wide - there are close to infinite or infinite chances of anything to happen, literally anything. A single cell happened to replicate itself until it created complex lifeforms and even more complex ones later on. It took a lot time for our specie to happen, there are many types of primates, and only a few types of Homo which all died out except for us. We are the best of all Homo, best of all primates, best of mammals, best in the animal world and yet more than one specie have certain properties which would be useful to us, and we know how to control genetics and build computers and AIs. Natural evolution got us to a point where we can evolve ourselves in a short time and yet.. it's still perfectly natural since nature ended up making us that way.
We are not inferior to the Earth itself, not inferior to the sun or the galaxy, or the universe. We are the universe experiencing itself.