“Science is a wonderful thing, but human zoos, scientific racism, and eugenics were shocking betrayals of science.”
The film tells how thousands of indigenous peoples were put on public display in America in what scholars today call “human zoos.”
Evolution, the New York Times lectured, is “No more debatable than the multiplication table.” Sound familiar?
Is it really plausible to say that humans and chimps share an evolutionarily recent common ancestor, some 6 million years ago?
In contrast with apes, it’s a tougher sell to say that dogs share an ability to communicate with us because of being close evolutionary cousins.