Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Piltdown Man

The "Piltdown Gang" commemorating the edifice of Evolution: left front: A S Underwood, Arthur Keith, W P Pycraft, and Sir Ray Lankester. Left back: F O Barlow, G Elliot Smith, Charles Dawson, Arthur Smith Woodward. From portrait by John Cooke, 1915.

A jaw and a skull were the only remnants of Piltdown Man. For over 40 years, hundreds of “scientists” regarded this as classic proof of human evolution. And that situation may have continued except for a dentist (an amateur paleontologist) who in 1953 determined that the Piltdown evidence was the combination of a human skull and the filed and stained jaw of an ape. Numerous books have been written investigating the identity of the hoaxer. More recently, Piltdown: A Scientific Forgery (1990) was an attempt by evolutionist Frank Spencer to regain credibility for the scientific community by admitting guilt and assigning blame. However, this belated confession is no consolation for those who based their eternal destiny on “Science”!

1 comment:

Christian said...

The "Scientific" community's fraudulent 1912 "Piltdown" deception changed the course of history. For a span of 40 years, the "Scientific" community simply affirmed evolution as a "priori" fact. Academia complied, and philosophy, politics, and religion accommodating the new found "truth" spawned the "sciences" of eugenics and social Darwinism that facilitated the rise of the Third Reich and the greatest of all wars!

And the fabric of eternity continues to be afflicted by that one solitary deception over a century ago.