Wellll….actually, by some definitions nonhuman nature is disordered. Evolution happens via random mutations that just happen to be advantageous. Geology changes throughout time by way of volcanoes, earthquakes, erosion, landslides, and other destructive forces. Stars explode. Floods overwhelm. Asteroids crash into planets by no one’s intention whatsoever.
You see those mountains in the background? Those were probably formed either by lots and lots and lots of volcanic activity, or tectonic uplift (rocks getting shoved upward by tectonic plates coming together), and the sharp edges were almost certainly a product of glaciation. Ice ages wreak havoc on ecosystems; climate change has caused or contributed to more than one mass extinction. And those trees? Just because we know the sometimes beneficial results of forest fires doesn’t mean that, from a tree’s perspective, the fire isn’t a chaotic chance event.
Finally, the more you promote the idea that humans are unnatural, the more you actually encourage us to distance ourselves from nature and to discourage others from experiencing wilderness. Here’s one of my favorite quotes from Richard Nelson, from The Sacred Earth: Writers on Nature and Spirit:
It’s dangerous to think of ourselves as loathsome creatures or as perversions in the natural world. We need to see ourselves as having a rightful place. We take pictures of all kinds of natural scenes and often we try to avoid having a human being in them…In our society, we force ourselves into a greater and greater distance from the natural world by creating parks and wilderness areas where our only role is to go in and look. And we call this loving it. We lavish tremendous concern and care on scenery but we ignore the ravaging of environments from which our lives are drawn. (emphasis mine)
So when you demonize Homo sapiens and act as though everything we touch turns to toxic waste, you’re just perpetuating the very problems you think you’re addressing, at least on an environmental level. If you’re reblogging this image because you are small-a antisocial (as opposed to capital-a Antisocial Personality Disorder) that’s a whole other issue I’m not going to get into here.