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Originally posted by SlyCM (work)
Humans do serve an ecological role, even at present, as top predators. Problem is, we've taken over the world and are now taking much more than we need, therefore throwing off the balance. One day it may collapse on a global scale... natural selection's way of making sure one species doesn't gain too much of the upper hand.
There are many, many types of worms... remove all of them, and all ecosystems would collapse. Simple as. So, ecologically, worms are vastly more important than people.