If so, then humanity is part of that organism and anything we do is, by definition, "natural."
It drives me crazy that deep enviros claim that man is on the one hand just another animal, of no greater value than any other; and on the other an alien and evil presence on the planet, the enemy of the ecosystem and all other living things. The beliefs are not compatible, though of course this does not stop them from holding both at the same time.
I wish somebody would explain to me exactly why a beaver dam is "natural" and Hoover Dam is not.
Two books of”fiction’ that answer this perfectly are State of Fear by Michael Chrichton and Rainbow 6 by Tom Clancy.
Both were based on the core philosiphies of Deep Ecology and have proven to be pretty accurate (so far) as the greens grow more desperate.
Because they hate humans. Actually, they hate themselves and project that hate onto all humans.
What is important here is to note that he admits that published scientist in the Climate Change field cannot now admit they were wrong, since they could lose government funding. So basically, government funding has turned science into a religion. The only true science now is self funded.
They think that the earth - Gaia - is a living creature, and that humans are a plague upon the earth. They point out that illnesses and plagues can exist for a long time, before reaching a mass and breaking out and doing a lot of damage. That is what we, humans, are doing.
Yes, it IS an odd theory.