How was Darwinian theory, despite its lack of empirical support or even semblance of verisimilitude, able to advance to its present position of orthodoxy?
Aldous Huxley noted that LSD “lowers the efficiency of the brain as an instrument for focusing the mind on the problems of life.”
Shaw and Chesterton believed that the acceptance of Darwinism made it impossible to resist social Darwinism, plutocracy, imperialism, racialism, and militarism.
The novel is a narrative, fictional version of a philosophical anatomy of the satanic dimension and implication of much modern history from 1914 onwards.
Genetic engineering could unleash a deadly pandemic or lead to a “new eugenics” with very sharp teeth.