Charles Darwin neither invented nor discovered
how animals compete with one another to survive,
On his voyage on The beagle to the south seas
he began his studies by reinterpreting Lamarkism.
The more he looked and thought, and took samples
the more, through the ideas of Thomas Malthus,
his understanding found something wholely new.
Alas he could not have foreseen how his science
would lead to whole new arguments to justify
the inequality and misanthropy between humans,
when the rich trod on the poor to maintian their wealth,
as if all such steps were 'natural'. And in the next century
false victimhood would falsify his science for it's triumph.
If science rewrote history the way Christians once did,
according to their beliefs, the year of Darwin's birth, 1809,
would be the new year zero. B.D. would be Before Darwin,
A.D. would become After Darwin, and the good news
would be about how well science proves
that the wealth of the powerful is their right,
particularly when it justifies the poor being poorer.
Capital and Capitalism are just like nature;
the competitive advantage in both is to be defended
at all costs. Beneath the fur both are red in tooth and claw.
Everyone and everything is beyond all redemption.