The insight is timely, given the two-year anniversary of lockdowns that we’ve recently observed.
Critics of Darwinian theory have faced exactly such a campaign — not just recently but going back a couple of decades.
Literary critic M. D. Aeschliman sketches the intellectual evolution that connects Barzun with later Darwin critics. The latest is Stephen Meyer.
The only way to truth in science is to permit and even encourage challenges to orthodoxy.
Shaw and Chesterton believed that the acceptance of Darwinism made it impossible to resist social Darwinism, plutocracy, imperialism, racialism, and militarism.