Or at least that is the thesis of this entry by No Bad Memes. Only humans care about nature, because of the specific makeup of their brains, and there’s no particular reason to privilege this.
Do you love nature, or do you love that work of art called Nature which mankind has conceptually fabricated? Funny how we pride ourselves on overcoming religious dogma, where answering every unknown with superhumans is the name of the game, then commit the exact same error while gazing longingly at the mess of suffocation and heart attacks taking place in the jungle. When we’re not ascribing human properties to god, we’re making nature out to be just another one of us — a friendly, flower-sniffing human being. We’re the crazies in Independence Day holding up the welcome signs just before the aliens blow up Washington.