Well... at least mankinds behavior matches well with cancer.
But seriously, what is common in these forms of human culture which are/have been most devastating is concept of owning land and everything in it
which then leads to using it all possible ways for personal profit... which is close to this free market capitalism where those who own lot use that
just to get more without caring anything, for them workers are just pawns to waste if it increases personal profits, same applies to environment.
Many original people who live(d) in harmony with nature like Indians didn't have concept of someone owning land, for them land belonged evenly to
everyone and it was just an area where they lived and made their living.
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent
disinclination to do so."
"All our lauded technological progress -- our very civilization - is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal."
"Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards."
"We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins of fur and feather so badly that beyond doubt, if they were
able to formulate a religion, they would depict the devil in human form."
-William Ralph Inge