Shaw and Chesterton believed that the acceptance of Darwinism made it impossible to resist social Darwinism, plutocracy, imperialism, racialism, and militarism.
The censors came for us first, and no one protested. Now they’re coming for you. Indeed, they are coming for Charles Darwin himself.
In Wesley J. Smith’s phrase, in the present cultural moment, we have witnessed “the French Revolution attacking the American Revolution.”
I have the unique distinction of having contributed in the same year to the Festschrifts of both Phil Johnson and Richard Dawkins. I feel a bit like a double agent.
The idea that scientists are like tribal elders, to be respected and never questioned, much less smirked at (God forbid), is one possible perspective.