To the general public of the 18 and early 1900s, traveling circuses provided hours of amusement. However, such shows featured many bizarre spectacles, the most grotesque being the sadly misnamed freak shows. Many people involved were exploited- depicted as evolutionary missing links- not created in the image of God. Eventually, concepts of scientific racism- resulting in barbaric ideologies like the eugenics movement and resultant horrors of the Holocaust and other genocides- emanated from these evolutionary ideas. Many have sought to understand why systemic racist ideas persist- and yet the answer is taught as ‘fact and science’ to this day- all in opposition to the plain reading of the Bible.