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Aboriginal people for "science"

Griffith Review Australia

Theft in the name of science

DURING THE NINETEENTH and early twentieth

centuries, numerous skulls and skeletons of

Queensland Aboriginal people

found their way into museums

and scientific collections

throughout the world.....

The Guardian

The bone collectors: a brutal chapter

in Australia's past

"...Our ways of learning about the world are strongly

influenced by the social preconceptions and biased modes

of thinking that each scientist must apply to any problem.

The stereotype of a fully rational and objective

'scientific method,'

with individual scientists as logical robots,

is self-serving mythology."

-- Stephen J. Gould, "In the Mind of the Beholder," Natural History,
February 1994