Now, the political alarm is over “planetary health,” which covers a lot of, er, ground.
Mammalian fossil exhibits at the Smithsonian claim that humans and all mammals descended from the “first mammal,” perhaps Morganucodon.
These human specimens were collected in large part to dramatize how non-white peoples were supposedly lower on the evolutionary ladder than whites.
If living things are only the result of chance processes, does human life have any intrinsic value?
Negative biases about our forebears have long been part of science, education, and popular culture. Why?