No flame wars, just asking for you to support a claim you made. Pekin Man was not a hoax; I still think you must be confusing that find with Piltdown Man, which was a hoax.
And I am aware that evolution is a theory; I have posted definitions many times of what a theory is in science (they are on my FR home page). But in science, a theory is one or more related hypotheses which have a lot of supporting data, which make predictions, and which have withstood the test of time. "Theory" in science does not mean "guess" or "hunch."
By the way, the Pekin Man find was not just one individual. It was quite a few, and they were studied by the scientist who found them. Since the war, other finds have been made in the same area, though none as spectacular as the original ones.
(See? No flame war.)
Sorry. As I said I am not interested in arguing. If I knew that I was going to upset anyone I would not have posted this article. I find Junk Science and all it's facets (Evolution, Environmentalism, etc.) to be absolutely hilarious. I was trying to put a smile on people's faces.
I hope you understand.
Just for the record I don't see how that could be the explanation. In the message you were replying to EndWelfareToday says: "In fact he [the original Peking Man] supposedly vanished during a military action never to be seen again."
That could only be referring to Peking Man (the loss of the pre-War Zhoukoudian fossils during the Japanese invasion).