What could be more wholesome or innocent than a visit to the zoo? You may ask that now, but it was a quite a different state of affairs a century ago.
Darwin-inspired racism was the consensus science of its day. Speaking out against it would have made you a crank and a science-denier.
It’s an excellent way to supplement what students are learning about the scientific evidence on biological and cosmic origins.
It’s not possible to understand current controversies about physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, eugenics, and related subjects without appreciating the long history behind these ideas.
Weikart, a meticulous scholar, traces the connection in his book From Darwin to Hitler, demonstrating that Darwin’s theory is tainted at its origins.