Woody Allen’s latest film, Match Point, illustrates the depths to which Darwinian nihilism is dragging popular culture. The protagonist, Chris Wilten, murders his pregnant mistress and an innocent neighbor in order to protect his position in his wife’s wealthy family. His philosophical justification for his crime is that human existence is due to pure chance, hence is morally meaningless. Here is a direct quote from the film:
It seems that scientists are confirming more and more that all existence is here by blind chance—no purpose, no design.
As it turns out, Chris gets off scot free due to a chance event.
Anyone willing to take bets how long it will be before we hear defendants in court invoking the Darwin Defense in extenuation of their crimes?