Evolution turns political -- followed by arithmetic
that is to say, on compelling assent through reasons. They know that they can succeed with reasons, even when racial and class prejudice works against them, even when people would rather not believe them. Because nothing is more democratic than logic. It respects no persons, and sees even the hooked nose as straight. (§348)Putting aside the hooked nose, the principle seems sound, that those who depend upon the power of their position have little need for logic and objective evidence, whereas the revolutionary would do well to ally him- or herself with bare facts.