Education: Umbilicose

Since Adam was created from a handful of dust, Eve from one of his ribs, could they have had navels? The question is almost as old as Adam. North Carolina's Congressman Carl Thomas Durham and his House Military Affairs subcommittee are not sure of the answer: they have attacked as Communist a pamphlet containing a cartoon which suggests that Adam & Eve did have navels. The cartoon (TIME, Jan. 31) is in The Races of Mankind (400,000 copies distributed), a 10¢ popularization of currently accepted scientific views about race which argues that any race...

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