Lombroso’s ideas were quack science. But they were taken seriously by criminologists and public officials around the world until they were debunked.
Marcelo Gleiser notes that the mind is not a solar system with strict deterministic laws.
The late Morris Goodman of Wayne State University argued that humans are “only slightly remodeled chimpanzee-like apes.”
True, things go wrong with our bodies, with results that range from the tragic to the merely expensive or inconvenient.