I still think you must be confusing that find with Piltdown Man, which was a hoax.
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).
But Pekin Man was not a "hoax." The only hoax I know of in evolution is Piltdown Man.
But I have looked back at previous posts, and find that Peking Man was indeed claimed to be a hoax -- because it was a "missing link" and all missing links have been shown to be hoaxes. So, you are correct in your statement.
This is another example of creation "science" at work -- it is obvious that creation "science" has no necessary connection to real science or to the real world; it is based strictly on religious belief. Creationists oppose real science whenever it does not coincide with their religious beliefs.
posted on 06/13/2007 8:38:56 PM PDT
(Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
Oh, Lord. Creationists at one time or another (and often enough at the same time) have claimed nearly everything
about Peking Man. It was a monkey, it was an ape, it was human, Zhoukoudian wasn't even a cave but a lime-works (this from a idiotic Catholic Priest who happened to be in the country at the but never even visited the site
, and yet whose ludicrous accounts are accepted uncritically by later creationists), that the anatomically modern humans from the upper cave were really found in the lower cave and were "suppressed", and on and on and on.
The only common denominator is resolutely ignoring mountains of fact, and lying with equal resolution about the rest.
posted on 06/13/2007 8:50:20 PM PDT
(I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
To: Coyoteman; Stultis; EndWelfareToday
The only hoax I know of in evolution is Piltdown Man
Two words: Nebraska Man.
posted on 06/14/2007 8:50:58 PM PDT
(Global warming "scientists." Pro-evolution "scientists." They're both wrong.)
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