So for them at least there is an intrinsic value, so long as there have been humans that is.
Gold and silver have been valued throughout recorded human history, since before Homer and before the Bible waswritten, do you deny this is correct?.
Now, as I stated, in the absence of humans, well there is no reason to any discussion of economics, so of course any discussion of value becomes irrelevant.
Why would one wish to store things that are not valuable, or that lose their value over time?
So no, I'll not discard the concept.
If you do not wish to own any then don't.
But most of humans throughout most of human history would tend to disagree with you.
Without humans, as I said, the entire discussion is irrelevant.