Eugenie Scott, president of the Bay Area Skeptics and executive director of the National Center for Science Education. A physical anthropologist by training, Scott has spent the past three decades defending sound science and the teaching of evolution in schools. (Photo: Liza Gross)
This satirical cartoon depicting Charles Darwin as an ape, published in 1871, following the publication of Darwin’s “The Descent of Man,” typified reactions of those who rejected Darwin’s contention that humans and apes shared common ancestry.
(Credit: University of California Museum of Paleontology – Understanding Evolution – www.berkeley.edu)