The creature spoke and after a second, the translator also spoke, now in English.
"You are a carbon based life," it said, waving toward Thomas. "And you are silicon based," with a wave toward Dylan. "An artificial intelligence, I believe. And you both call yourselves human."
After an uncomfortable moment, Thomas said, "Listen. Just because I'm carbon based doesn't make me any less human than Dylan."
"I resent any implications that my brother is any less human than I am," said Dylan with a frown.