Granted, scientism can aid and abet evil. Its tendency to do so is predictable. In its blindness it harms and humiliates.
The Belgian human zoo sounds exactly like the St. Louis equivalent just a few years later.
“Most Americans realize we need to learn from the past,” said John West, writer and director of the new documentary Human Zoos. “But we can’t learn from the past if we cover it up.”
John West was in St. Louis recently and had the opportunity to explore the site of the 1904 World’s Fair, which featured a “human zoo.”
When science is considered the only route to knowledge, scientific experts are given the right to rule, and science becomes totalitarian.