Every 50-100 million years, about 95% of all the living species die on our planet. Scientists refer to this process as Holocene Extinction. In accordance with this theory, some experts claim that saving endangered species can be completely pointless because it interrupts the natural order of things.
Extinction is a natural process that always accompanies evolution. This is nature’s way of getting rid of species that don’t adapt well to the environment, so it favors the strongest ones. Biologist R. Alexander Pyron supports this point of view. He believes that the entire concept of endangered species is completely wrong because absolutely all species go extinct gradually.
There’s one reasonable argument that says many animals go extinct because of what we, humans, do. Pyron says that the changes humans make to the environment are not unnatural. We’re part of the planet’s ecosystem and our actions are just as natural. If a species becomes extinct, it will be replaced by a new one sooner or later. Of course, this is a lengthy process and it’s almost impossible to actually notice it in the natural environment.
Pyron believes that when people attempt to save endangered species, they’re just trying to ease their own guilt.