Just because something can be counted as science does not automatically mean that it is true.
Abraham Lincoln signed the Academy into law with Agassiz by his side.
Unlike Darwin, Owen believed that evolution was guided by teleology or purpose, and he saw humans as different from animals not only in degree but in kind.
Darwin was unquestionably a racist, arguing that civilization would advance even at the cost of inevitable racial extermination.
The highest calling for a great museum like Dixon’s is not to be a refuge. It is to be a portal — a portal for scientific discovery.