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.
Solzhenitsyn’s basic advice is simply not to participate with lies, and to refuse to speak what one does not believe. It’s unnervingly relevant counsel.
Critics of intelligent design (ID) often lecture ID proponents that they are free to submit their work to any scientific journal.