West celebrates Italy’s contributions to civilization but also calls attention to Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso, who championed various racist ideas.
John West discusses his experience visiting the Museum of Criminal Anthropology in Turin, Italy, and Cesare Lombroso’s racist ideas about evolution.
Lombroso’s ideas were quack science. But they were taken seriously by criminologists and public officials around the world until they were debunked.
The city of Turin was an especially fitting place for the public launch of a group focusing on intelligent design.