“Science is a wonderful thing, but human zoos, scientific racism, and eugenics were shocking betrayals of science.”
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.
John West explores the legacy of pseudo-scientific racism that has trailed Darwinian theory from its inception down to today, with the emergence of the alt-right.