This was supposed to be of scientific interest, educating visitors in the evolutionary doctrine that placed Africans in close relationship to apes.
Our culture is both degraded and degrading. No doubt the caustic effects of some trends in scientific thought — about biological origins, for example — have played a part in that. What can we do about it?
In the midst of a cataclysm, Catholics attend Mass. Protestants worship in church. Jews pray in synagogue.