Missing Link? What the Piltdown Man Hoax Can Teach Science Today | http://sibeda.com/missing-link-what-the-piltdown-man-hoax-can-teach-science-today/

Missing Link? What the Piltdown Man Hoax Can Teach Science Today | http://sibeda.com/missing-link-what-the-piltdown-man-hoax-can-teach-science-today/

Remembering the Piltdown Man hoax: John Cooke's group portrait of Charles Dawson, and others. Dawson is second from the right in back, next to a picture of Charles Darwin.

Remembering the Piltdown Man hoax: John Cooke's group portrait of Charles Dawson, and others. Dawson is second from the right in back, next to a picture of Charles Darwin.

It Matters http://www.blogtalkradio.com/monicabrinkmanandoana/2012/08/10/piltdown-man-other-hoaxes-with-guest-jonathan-maxwell#

It Matters http://www.blogtalkradio.com/monicabrinkmanandoana/2012/08/10/piltdown-man-other-hoaxes-with-guest-jonathan-maxwell#

In 1912 Piltdown Man hit the headlines. Evidence of the evolutionary 'missing link' between apes and humans had been found, in England. For the next 40 years this momentous discovery influenced research into human evolution.     Then in 1953 Piltdown hit the headlines again, this time revealed as a hoax, a scientific fraud of shocking proportions.

In 1912 Piltdown Man hit the headlines. Evidence of the evolutionary 'missing link' between apes and humans had been found, in England. For the next 40 years this momentous discovery influenced research into human evolution. Then in 1953 Piltdown hit the headlines again, this time revealed as a hoax, a scientific fraud of shocking proportions.

Piltdown Man: Britain's Greatest Hoax Reconstruction of the 'Piltdown Man' skull, on show at the Natural History Museum in 1953

Piltdown Man: Britain's Greatest Hoax Reconstruction of the 'Piltdown Man' skull, on show at the Natural History Museum in 1953

Fake - Including Starchild, Crystal Skulls, Andover Vampire, Horned Skulls, Misshapen(elongated) Skulls, Piltdown Man, Calveras Skull, Batavus Genuinus, Giant Skulls and variations of the above. - There is no proof of any and many have been "proved false". Others are unverifyable and claims are unproven and based on hearsay and  tricks of photography. Many have mysteriously disappeared or the owners don't allow testing. A link is included to discussion of many of the fakes......

Fake - Including Starchild, Crystal Skulls, Andover Vampire, Horned Skulls, Misshapen(elongated) Skulls, Piltdown Man, Calveras Skull, Batavus Genuinus, Giant Skulls and variations of the above. - There is no proof of any and many have been "proved false". Others are unverifyable and claims are unproven and based on hearsay and tricks of photography. Many have mysteriously disappeared or the owners don't allow testing. A link is included to discussion of many of the fakes......

Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce that the skull of the Piltdown Man, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax.

Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce that the skull of the Piltdown Man, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax.

The Piltdown Man was a hoax in which bone fragments were presented as the fossilised remains of a previously unknown early human. These fragments consisted of parts of a skull and jawbone, said to have been collected in 1912 from a gravel pit at Piltdown, East Sussex, England.

The Piltdown Man was a hoax in which bone fragments were presented as the fossilised remains of a previously unknown early human. These fragments consisted of parts of a skull and jawbone, said to have been collected in 1912 from a gravel pit at Piltdown, East Sussex, England.

Piltdown: The Man that Never Was

Piltdown: The Man that Never Was

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