George Bernard Shaw’s positive criterion by which to measure and ridicule folly and vice was fatally ambiguous, eclectic, and inconstant.
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.
I will briefly review two prominent voices in the opposition camp who reflect concerns at the heart of C. S. Lewis’s own case.
Was C. S. Lewis an enemy of science? The apparent answer to this question is no.