The vile trope that blacks are somehow closer to apes than other races has deep roots in Darwinian biology and social theory.
Darwin’s reiteration here and elsewhere of the phrase “we may confidently believe” veils the tenuous truth-value of what he proposes.
The film tells how thousands of indigenous peoples were put on public display in America in what scholars today call “human zoos.”
Podcaster Sam Davis told Justin Brierley that what did it for him was reading Yuval Noah Harari’s idea that “humanity is a weaver of stories.”
It’s another example of a paper that sounds like it could have been written by a proponent of intelligent design.