We assume (since it is not proven yet) that Earth and Humanity are very rare cases in the universe. And in a lot of literature when there is a need to make a choice between Earth and Humanity, (Pseudo)Superior intelligence (let's call it SI; for AI, aliens etc.) thinks that Humans would be the choice for annihilation.
I would like to know what could be a scientific/social explanation for such a choice?
Earth is very unique in itself with a giant moon, radioactive cluster. Even though there are 'Earth-like' habitable planets, none may give birth to another intelligence. On the other hand even on Earth there is no guarantee that such an intelligence can born again if we were wiped out.
- Some have suggested if the Superior Intelligence is an AI, it could be trained to solve Earth's problems so it is biased (@atayenel).
- Some said it could depend on how the SI values the entities (@Raditz_35).
- I guess it can be such that, since SI is already more intelligent than us, they may not find us very precious to preserve instead of Earth. This is what we are doing with animals anyways, by destroying them or their environments for our good.
I asked this question in another forum in Science Fiction where references belong to those people.