Scientific data are followed by the myth: “Finch beak morphology observed on the Galápagos Islands was used by Darwin to formulate his theory of evolution.”
This week we’ve been taking a look behind the scenes at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
The role of science in justifying racism and eugenics is a subject that needs to be opened up wide, not decorously ignored any longer.
Last month, the American Museum of Natural History in New York City requested removal of an iconic statue of Theodore Roosevelt on horseback.
As of 2018, the skulls were still housed in the AMNH’s collections, although the museum allowed a delegation of a dozen Hereros to view the remains.