And how it affects our morals
I've thought I've been an enviromentalist for pretty much all my life, but today an idea struck my head. If humans are considered to be just animals, why do we have this weird, universal motive to protect other species? I mean through out the entire existance of life on this planet, certain species have systematically wiped out other species just because they were superior in someway. This has been considered to be perfectly natural. So isn't it natural for humans to destroy other species? The thing is, we'll never be able to kill everything on this planet, not if we tried, so life will go on with or without humans. What does it matter which species dies and which survives? Obviously we have to protect flora/fauna that ensures our own survival(for example rain forests), but why should we care about whales or pandas or kangaroos? If they aren't strong enough to beat the ruling species, humans, isn't it their time to go?
I just thought I should get someone elses opinion on this and obviously Natural Selection forums seemed like the logical place
Is my idea really retarded or do I actually(jebus forbid) have a point once in my life?
"Now this is going to be your first day out on a strange new planet, so I want you all wrapped up snug and warm, and no playing with any naughty bug-eyed monsters"