These human specimens were collected in large part to dramatize how non-white peoples were supposedly lower on the evolutionary ladder than whites.
College professors are not the only targets in academia who face discrimination because of their skepticism of Darwinism. Students can be even more vulnerable.
The simplified and misleading science, which is supposed to be so up-to-date as to merit showcasing on the National Mall, retains the element of traditional Darwinian racism.
The museum makes a big deal of Lucy. Their portrayal has many more bones than the original!
The nation’s museum cannot ignore the collection of fossils Walcott sent them from the Burgess Shale. But can they explain them away?