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Old January 22nd, 2016, 03:38 PM   #31

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Do you know if that correspondence is available online? It would be worthwhile reading, IMO.
I believe there is some here.
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You forgot the socialist thought - there is some suspicion that Wells was one.

The Time Machine barrows Darwin but also some of socialist thought - in this case the Eloi is nothing more than the upper class British taken down the wrong evolutionary path, where in the Morlocks are the working classes - where in the upper classes continue to be parasites but this time being fattened up for the lower class's meals.

The aliens in War of the Worlds are nothing more than an espy of how the British dealt with the New Zealanders, but if you go deeper the aliens is a possible example of future human evolution where human beings become nothing more than vampire brains inside iron machines. The blood the vampire brains drunk from captured humans (like the bourgeois does to the working class) contained the virus that doomed the Martian attack.

Moreau is a socialist swipe at god and creationism, and then how the workers (in that case the animals created by Moreau) should overthrow a tyrannical god.
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