Weston Price: Science at the turn of the 20th century

We have just-so stories in academia about how the dawn of the Trente Glorieuses was the era of eugenics in the West. We don’t tell–hide?–the stories about the era’s scientists, like Weston Price, who were studying people around the globe not to reinforce a story of natural human pseudo-speciation, but instead to find that humans everywhere responded similarly to similar environmental constraints. Our problem is that we are studious political illiterates. We construct political illiteracy as a hallmark of erudition.

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