Science: Pessimist

"Unfortunately," said Harvard's famed Anthropologist Earnest Albert Hooton (Up from the Ape) last week, "I am, unaware of any marked improvement of man's evolutionary status since the end of the glacial period."

For eight years, while he has sat in Cambridge ruefully pondering man's fate. Dr. Hooton's assistants have gone out to make anthropometric measurements of some 20,000 criminals in ten states. From their data he finds not only that criminals are physically marked off from the general population—chiefly by inferiority of bodily dimensions—but that there is "well nigh incredible relationship of...

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