Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Nebraska Man

Illustrated London News, July 24, 1922.

A single tooth and some supposed tools were the only “evidence” for Nebraska Man discovered in 1922. It was immediately acknowledged as a "missing link" by leading evolutionists including the highly regarded Henry F. Osborn. Reconstructions using the “evidence” yielded copy and illustration appearing in newspapers and journals internationally. The “evidence” was even used in the 1925 Scopes "Monkey Trial." Later excavations however, revealed that the tooth was that of a wild pig (Science, Dec 16, 1927).

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