Philosophical questions like who we are and where we came from are surely worth considering. But nothing in these documents will bring students closer to being able to do so in an informed manner.
The Belgian human zoo sounds exactly like the St. Louis equivalent just a few years later.
The failure to understand the gulf that separates humans from animals, and humans from machines, is a source of confusion to rival almost any other.
Our brains have vastly more ability than is needed for survival, most notably the capacity for language and abstract thought.
The origin and nature of man should be important to any thoughtful human being, of any religion or none.