wow, way to skip the entire meaning of my post and try to deflect the topic. There are many reasons to not allow some things to go extinct. medicinal, residual effects on other animals or plants, food etc. What I'm saying is your statement made absolutely no sense that because we have the ability to means we should absolutely ignore everything in nature. Do you really think that saving some species from extinction is not helpful to not only our planet, but to us and to other forms fo life? This really isn't a hard thing to understand, but you don't want to address that. The problem is, you take the stance of appearing to care, but you clearly don't. only someone that doesn't care would just say fuck it, if they die they die. There are conservation projects on animals all over the world that we have a responsibility to manage. Even if we have no impact on their extinction. and if you so much believe that 'nature should just take its course', you must not use medicine derived from plants, or hell, any medicine at all since that's not natural. it's a silly statement. But more directly, it's just an arrogant statement, or ignorant. not sure which.