This argument, a sort of argument from optics, is a typical at present humanities response to this term.
It's a reaction to the use of "anthropos."
In form it is precisely the conservative argument against global warming (the same thing, or a symptom of it): "Humans are so arrogant to presume they can change nature/be a geophysical force."
The humanist reaction is a symptom of its sclerosis. Exactly the wrong ideas at the wrong time.