April 19 - The "Piltdown" Man Hoax

The "piltdown" Man Hoax


For more than forty years, the "Piltdown Man" was an honored member of the society of earliest humans according to anthropologists! THEN...a startling discovery proved this "discovery" to be an enormous fraud foisted on a trusting evolutionary world! The complete story has been told in this book, "The Piltdown Forgery" written by anthropologist J. S. Weiner.

In early 1912, fossil hunter Charles Dawson brought the first finds of the "Piltdown Man" to the British Museum. Immediately the finder became world famous and soon other fragments of this missing link became coming from Dawson. This find was named "Eoanthropus dawson" or in other words, "Dawson's Dawn Man."

However...some forty years later, scientists found that Dawson had deceived them all. The jaw had come from a modern day ape, which the faker had "fossilized" the ape's jaw by staining it mahogany color with iron salt and bichromate. Then an oil paint, probably red sienna, had stained the chewing surfaces of this teeth. Further tests revealed that every fragment of the Piltdown Man was a forgery, a fake that had been foisted on the scientific community. It had been touted as the "missing link" in evolution. It was one of the greatest hoaxes ever perpetrated!

The true story of man is recorded in the Bible in the book of Genesis! No missing link...God "created" a man and a woman! He named them Adam and Eve. No evolutionary process here! It's the story of our beginning. You just can't believe everything you hear in this world! Put what you hear through the "absolute truth" test. Measure it against the Word of God.

"He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty" (Proverbs 28:19).