In a timely essay, Wendell Ricketts gives us the backstory on a scientist best known for a five-volume illustrated series on fossils published in the 1830s and 1840s. In “Louis Agassiz: A Wider context for a Scientific Legacy,” Wendell writes that Agassiz was a physician, geologist, and writer who “did not object to being associated with the defenders of slavery and with white supremacists…” For more from Wendell, see @Fossil_News image: Flickr The Commons