The Darwinian view encourages a way of interacting with others where the aim is to “humiliate [one’s] lesser brethren, just to remind them who’s boss.”
George Bernard Shaw’s positive criterion by which to measure and ridicule folly and vice was fatally ambiguous, eclectic, and inconstant.
Could scientists and advocates of scientism really make a worse hash of things than the politicians?
Shaw and Chesterton believed that the acceptance of Darwinism made it impossible to resist social Darwinism, plutocracy, imperialism, racialism, and militarism.
Chesterton was a friend of Shaw but also an ideological opponent, who often debated with him on public stages.