Henry Fairfield Osborn was also a scientific racist who championed eugenics, the horrific crusade to breed a superior human race based on Darwinian biology.
The authors admit that Darwin was a racist who promoted racial struggle. They are likely to infuriate quite a few people of varying persuasions.
This week we’ve been taking a look behind the scenes at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
The role of science in justifying racism and eugenics is a subject that needs to be opened up wide, not decorously ignored any longer.
Last month, the American Museum of Natural History in New York City requested removal of an iconic statue of Theodore Roosevelt on horseback.