New finds in genetics and neuroscience both shed light and deepen the puzzle of the almost “alien” species.
The motivation for the brain collection was to document how some people were supposedly lower on the evolutionary ladder than others.
Maura was brought from the Philippines to the U.S. in 1904 to take part in one of the public displays of indigenous people at the St. Louis World’s Fair.
These human specimens were collected in large part to dramatize how non-white peoples were supposedly lower on the evolutionary ladder than whites.
Less time and more complexity are compressed into an impossible challenge for evolution.