Celebrating the growing evidence of intelligent design can help rescue the arts from the nihilism and ugliness they have descended into in many quarters.
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.
The implication is clear: the alien monolith has somehow bequeathed to him and his little tribe a sudden quantum leap in brain power.
The sun is burning out, and life on Earth is heading for extinction. This aptly conveys Darwinian materialism’s vision of a meaningless universe.