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The Piltdown Warning....The left loves to muster the armies of official "science"...
americanthinker.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Bruce Walker

Posted on 12/21/2012 10:13:55 AM PST by virgil283

The left loves to muster the armies of official "science" to discount conservative values and principles. Man-made global warming is one example.... ..Science has been confused and discredited in other areas of our life.....December 18, 2012 marked the centennial of one of the most notorious examples of how far the bureaucrats of official science will go to sustain a theory which allows them to dispense with God and to replace themselves as the new gods of life. On December 18, 1912, the Geological Society of London announced to the world that it had uncovered the "missing link" between our primate kin and Homo sapiens: the "Piltdown Man."

Henry Osborne, president of the American Museum of National History, proclaimed that the fossil remains were "without question" was proof of the evolution of ape to man. A monument to the discovery was erected at Barkham Manor to Charles Dawson, the founder of the fossils of this missing link.

The New York Times proclaimed "Darwin Theory is Proved True," and Nature, one of the most influential scientific journals in the work, announced that the Piltdown Man was an improvement proof of Darwin's theory. Textbooks included the Piltdown Man as evidence that Darwin was right.

As late as 1950, Nature was citing "New Evidence on the Antiquity of Piltdown Man" and announced that fluorine tests made it even more likely that the Piltdown Man was a single creature. From 1912 to 1953, college textbooks would treat the Piltdown Man as scientific evidence of Darwin's theory. The bulk of the scientific community accepted the Piltdown Man as true......"

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TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: evolutionwarming
"But in 1953, there arrived conclusive proof that the Piltdown Man was a complete hoax. It represented nothing more than a collection of fossil bones from different creatures which fulfilled the Darwinian fantasy of many scientists seeking a secular god in nature."Paleoanthropology in the last century is full of such hoaxes. Before the Piltdown Man, the Java Man in 1891 was also accepted for a while and then proven a fraud. A few years after the Piltdown Man, the Nebraska Man, "discovered" in 1922, was not formally rejected by Science until 1927. The history of human evolution is pocked with frauds which were accepted for a time simply because the bones fit into patterns which disciples of Darwin desired"....[more]...
1 posted on 12/21/2012 10:14:05 AM PST by virgil283
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To: virgil283

The author fails to realize that there are far more incredibly gullible and stupid people out there in the general population nowadays. To the “cult of Obama” to the “AGW true believers”.


2 posted on 12/21/2012 10:24:16 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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