Darwin’s evolutionary mechanism is just a blunt recipe, an algorithm, and it can only select what is immediately functional.
It’s strikes me that this is a difference between design and Darwinian thinking.
When science is considered the only route to knowledge, scientific experts are given the right to rule, and science becomes totalitarian.
It’s the quality of vision that’s most painfully lacking in our intellectual and moral leaders, not merely diverse or polymathic knowledge
That’s the way it is, universally, with creative invention.