Oparin is back. Some origin-of-life researchers are using his coacervate theory without giving him credit or realizing they are retreading dead-end ideas.
The novel is a narrative, fictional version of a philosophical anatomy of the satanic dimension and implication of much modern history from 1914 onwards.
This strategy could be effective in dealing with the Darwinian totalitarians. Woke thugs, like Darwinist thugs, abhor having to explain themselves.
Hannah Arendt was the leading philosopher of totalitarianism in the 20th century. She explicitly links totalitarian ideology to Darwinism.