Phrenology/physiognomy Essay

<p>I'm thinking of writing a new essay for the common application about my interest in phrenology and physiognomy. I'm well aware of the fact that those studies are considered 'pseudosciences' today and could present me as a judgemental individual, or even racist. However, I think it could effectively convey my interests in science. Is this worth a try, or should I take a safer route and write about something more universally accepted?
Thanks in advance for your time.</p>