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.
We can’t trust “the scientists” to do the right thing because over the years too many have proven unworthy.
Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World as a dire warning. But we aren’t paying heed.