The old marxist left ended up crippled by the embrace of darwinism, despite Marx’s early warning of the trap. It is time to face reality: there is no future left that simply gives darwinism a pass. The flaws of this theory are too out in the open (from scientists themselves, followed by ID/religious groups who take up the call) to bluff one’s way here. And it is hard to consider the current hard line stance as anything more than a bluff.
The new approach to the left in Last and First Men creates an historical outline/model that can easily move beyond darwinism, not to another theory, but to a larger chronicle of historical development. This can free the typical marxist from being wrong from the start on a fundamental issue of science (not religion). It is an accident of history that placed the birth of marxism at the onset of nineteenth century positivism.