Hammering home the lesson about “our own evolutionary history” was exactly the purpose behind displaying and humiliating an African man with monkeys.
A much better approach would be no religion in biology class, and more science.
Richard Buggs gives us a look inside the sausage factory where figures on the subject are calculated.
Good grief, if we face total calamity by the end of the century, why in the world wouldn’t you debate the science?
He might not welcome my saying so, but his emphasis on thinking critically and examining evidence is spot-on.