Frauds, scams, and fakes of all kinds have come and gone for centuries. For instance, the perpetual motion machine, stone aged tribes that were actually contemporary aged, entombed toads and fossil flies in amber; all of them bogus. But the play-pretend, make-believe types who perpetuate these falsehoods get lots of help from their friends of the Humanist persuasion in the media.
Take for example: In 1996, President Bill Clinton spoke to the nation on all of the major media networks announcing the discovery of a meteorite that supposedly had fossilized life forms on it from the planet Mars. It created quite a stir at the time. Then time does what it does best, it passes, and the world press went strangely quiet about it. Turns out the claim was never peer reviewed for proof of the claim. My, my you did read in your paper or hear the talking heads at CNN, MSNBC, Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, with their follow-ups about this little complication didn’t you?
There are lots of examples of the press with their “investigative journalists” who thrust on us the latest discovery that supposedly gives the Darwinist explanation about the origins of life new credibility only to drop the entire matter when it was discovered the “find of the age” was bogus. You see, as a former member of the press I can tell you that when cutting edge scientific matters are the topic the average reporter hasn’t got any more insight on the matter then you or I. You’d think they’d bone up enough on the topic of the day to be able ask the probing questions for the sake of their credibility. Instead they continue to carry the water for their humanist, Darwin believing friends in the liberal scientific research fields.
Evolutionary Frauds on Man’s Ancestors
That May Still Be Accepted Facts & Even Linger in Public School Textbooks
(courtesy of Evolution from the Creation Perspective at: nwcreation.net)
There’s lots out there to make you wonder why we listen to them at all. Some of their counterfeit findings continue to linger in popular culture and even in academia. Here are a few examples.
Nebraska man: A single tooth, discovered in Nebraska in 1922 grew an entire evolutionary link between man and monkey, until another identical tooth was found which was protruding from the jawbone of a wild pig.
Java man: Initially discovered by Dutchman Eugene Dubois in 1891, all that was found of this claimed originator of humans was a skullcap, three teeth and a femur. The femur was found 50 feet away from the original skullcap a full year later. For almost 30 years Dubois downplayed the Wadjak skulls (two undoubtedly human skulls found very close to his “missing link”). Hank Hanegraaff, The Face That Demonstrates The Farce Of Evolution, Word Publishing, Nashville, 1998, pp.50-52.
Orce man: Found in the southern Spanish town of Orce in 1982, and hailed as the oldest fossilized human remains ever found in Europe. One year later officials admitted the skull fragment was not human but probably came from a 4 month old donkey. Scientists had said the skull belonged to a 17 year old man who lived 900,000 to 1.6 million years ago, and even had very detail drawings done to represent what he would have looked like. Skull Fragment May Not Be Human, Knoxville News-Sentinel, 1983.
Neanderthal: Still synonymous with brutishness, the first Neanderthal remains were found in France in 1908. Considered to be ignorant, ape-like, stooped and knuckle-dragging, much of the evidence now suggests that Neanderthal was just as human as us, and his stooped appearance was because of arthritis and rickets. Neanderthals are now recognized as skilled hunters, believers in an after-life, and even skilled surgeons, as seen in one skeleton whose withered right arm had been amputated above the elbow. Upgrading Neanderthal Man, Time Magazine, May 17, 1971, Vol. 97, No. 20.
The Piltdown Man is a famous hoax in which pieces of a skull and jawbone found in 1912 were believed to be the fossilized remains of an early form of human being. The specimen was officially given a Latin name (Eoanthropus Dawsoni) after its collector Charles Dawson. In 1953 it was exposed to be a fraud consisting of the jawbone of an orangutan and the skull of a fully developed adult man.
The Piltdown hoax is probably the most famous hoax in history. It has become so well known for two reasons: the attention it brought to the issue of evolution, and the length of time (over 40 years) that it took for anyone to discover it was a fraud. But Dawson was a serial hoaxer. He also brought another bogus discovery to the world’s attention: the “entombed frog.”
The Cardiff Giant is one of the most famous hoaxes in American history. It was a 3 meter (10 foot) petrified body of a man. It was discovered in 1869 by a team of workers digging a well behind the home of William Newell in Cardiff, New York. As it turns out, the giant was the creation of a New Yorker named George Hull, an atheist, who decided to create the giant as a joke on fundamentalist minister Mr. Turk who believed that the Bible told of literal giants who roamed the earth.
The giant became so popular that P T Barnum offered $60,000 for a 3 month lease of it. He was turned down so he had a replica made which he put on display. When his replica became more popular than the original, the owner of the “authentic” fake tried to sue Barnum. The judge threw the lawsuit out stating that unless the original could be proven to be real, there was nothing wrong with Barnum producing his own fake.
German scientist Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919), another friend of evolution, tried to convince his contemporaries in the 1860’s, that an unborn human baby goes through various stages of its evolutionary history as it develops. His carefully detailed drawings of the embryonic development showed eight different embryos in three stages of development. His work was hailed as a great development in the understanding of human evolution. A few years later his drawings were shown to have been fabricated, and the data manufactured. Naturally, he couldn’t admit any guilt in the matter so he blamed some unnamed artist he hired for the discrepancies. Of course he was the artist.
A more recent and perhaps the most infamous evolution fraud was committed in 1999, by the National Geographic Magazine with the help of one Christopher P. Sloan, an award winning author and art director (now those are genuine credentials to hang the efforts to finding man’s origins on!). See, Mr. Sloan and his accomplices attempted to persuade the world to believe he had found a fossil of a dinosaur-bird in China. NGM went all out to tout the “discovery” in its November, 1999, publication. It took about three years but eventually the whole fraud caved in itself when it was discovered his “find” was really constructed from rearranged pieces of real fossils from different species. The head and upper body actually belonged to a Yanornis, a primitive fossil bird, and the tail came from a winged Dromaeosaur. Mr. Sloan writes books for children teaching them about life’s origins. Don’t you just want to tear yourself away from your computer, rush right out and buy one of them for your kids? His friends at NGM and the world press tried to minimize his lie by stating that other dinosaurs with feathers have been found before. That may be so but when you prove that one of them flew, because that’s what they’re really after, then, bother us about it.
The lesson to take from all of these attempts to persuade us of this or that scientific find? Give the matter scrutiny. If you don’t hear about the outrageous claim in a few weeks or months that’s an indication it’s been dis-proven or questioned. But some of them just linger don’t they? Take man-made global warming.
If we have a drought, a huge snow fall, more or less rain than usual it’s all due to man-made global warming. Thirty years ago it was all due to man-made global cooling. Wish they would make their minds up! There are lots of very well qualified scientists who disagree with the contention. Visit and learn more about them at: globalwarminghoax.com
It’s obvious some of those who claim to be reputable scientists will do just about anything to prove things they personally believe but cannot prove under peer review. They no longer follow the old adage to follow the facts no matter where they lead. Their reputations and most importantly, their in-coming government cash flows keep them on the search for new and better ways to achieve their disreputable fifteen minutes of fame. It’s up to us to keep them honest. Lord knows we can’t count on the Fourth Estate.