Yes, those things aren't natural and look where they've gotten us. The world is literally rotting and telling us that what we're doing is wrong. Denying natural processes by attempting to exert control over them is a losing battle that just leads to needing to exert more and more control to correct for the consequences of the initial attempt at control.
And what did astronauts do when they got to the moon? They looked back at the Earth and were in awe of its beauty. We don't exist without it.
"Nature" isn't battling us. Life isn't a race for "progress." There is no life without death. You cannot live without also dying.
Besides, if everyone stopped dying, the world would descend into total chaos. No organism, planet, star, etc. exists eternally.
Furthermore, to what end? If everyone lived forever or even just for 200 years, we would quickly need multiple other Earths to live on. If life is a race for "progress," as you seem to think it is, then what is at the finish line?