Last and First Men evokes an evolutionary theme, and that is steep uphill at this point for both scientists, secularists, and all the religious dissenters hovering over the subject…But the question is really the best discipline, in the long run, to enforce the search for a true science. In the short run everyone is getting ‘evolution’ wrong, and it is not as yet a true scientific subject.
That is the challenge in another form to the demand that marxism recast itself. The challenge is to actually discover the problem with darwinism, and to ensure that no darwinian theory is applied to real populations in the name of evolution.
At this point of crisis, we see that man is being put at the edge to survive, not in some dismal darwinian scenario, but in the demand to surpass the limits of historical economics in a new form of society, beyond the ‘adam’ in Adam Smith, and that is a dangerous moment because the real nature of evolution, and human evolution is still the great unknown.