Some voices, if not necessarily thoughtful or serious ones, have recognized this, while at the same time missing the point.
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.
Anyone interested in the grim history of Social Darwinism in America, or debates over scientific racism and the sanctity of human life, will want to see this documentary.
Darwin-inspired racism was the consensus science of its day. Speaking out against it would have made you a crank and a science-denier.
Director and writer John West was interviewed by the Oregon Documentary Film Festival and he tells how he learned of the subject matter himself.