The Myth of “Darwin’s Body-Snatchers”

Did Charles Darwin’s thirst for skulls contribute to the near-extinction of the Aboriginal Tasmanian people?

If you believe certain creationists, Darwin sought examples of Tasmanian skulls in order to prove that this unfortunate race was a ‘missing link’ between humans and apes. However, according to John van Wyhe in a new paper called Darwin’s body-snatchers?, this story has zero basis in fact.
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