Apex of creation???

I have heard that humanity is the apex of creation because humanity was the last (or first) element of creation. That creation was not completed until humanity came into existence. This interpretation has developed into a lot of horrible actions taken by humanity all being justified because humanity is the crown of creation. This really has been a point of argument for the entire "green" movement.

And I ran across Heschel today who said that the six days of creation cannot be completed unless the seventh day was created - Sabbath.

The crown of creation is not humanity (especially in the first creation story) but Sabbath. What a shift from anthropomorph-centricism (humans at the center of creation) to Sabbath-centricism.