“Strange that it may seem, Darwin plays a central role in this drama. Karl Marx himself credited Darwin with much of his basic insight into human history.”
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.
Epidemiology, to which Darwinism is a “narrative gloss,” is an old and vigorous science.
My friend and colleague Bill Dembski, a leading advocate of intelligent design of the universe and life forms, has done a superb short interview.