Piltdown Man & Others
Evolution Says .....
Pithecanthropus evolved into Eoanthropus. Eoanthropus evolved into Hesperopithecus. Hesperopithecus evolved into the Neandertals. The fossil evidence proves this evolution and provides evidence of many other intermediates between them. The existence of these part ape, part humans, proves that humans evolved.
The Facts Are .....
(1) Many fossils have been 'sold' to science, and to the world, as the true missing link in human evolution. These have all been subsequently displaced or disproved by later discoveries. This shows that human evolution is only a theory. W.R. Fix, "The Bone Peddlers - Selling Evolution", Macmillan Publishing Co: New York, 1984
(2) Piltdown Man (Eoanthropus), of which only skull fragments were found, was proved to be a hoax in 1982. An examination of the real bones showed that the teeth had been filed down. Collagen tests conducted more recently, show that the jaw came from an orangutan. M. L. Lubenow, "Bones of Contention", Michigan: Baker Book House Co., 1992 p:16, 39-44; Frank Spencer, "Piltdown: A Scientific Forgery", Oxford University Press: Oxford (UK), 1990
(3) Nebraska Man (Hesperopithecus) was constructed from just one tooth, and many scientists have differed with its discoverer's classification. Over successive years, more teeth were found, and were positively identified as belonging to an extinct pig. Nebraska Man never existed, and can never be used to prove human evolution. Nature, Vol. 109, 1922 p:750; John Reader, "Missing Links", Book Club Associates: London, 1981 p:110
(4) The Taung skull has been dated as being 2-3 million years old (according to evolutionary dating), but it was found in a cave that is estimated to have been formed less than 870,000 years ago. M. L. Lubenow, "Bones of Contention", Michigan: Baker Book House Co., 1992 p:50
(5) 'Boxgrove Man', a recently discovered fossil, has been dubbed the 'oldest European'. It has been described as a hairy ape-like creature by the Chief Government Archaeologist at the excavation. These descriptions have been made from hand tools found at the site, and from a single shin-bone which has both ends missing. The fossil has been assigned the age of 500,000 years old, yet the shin-bone is indistinguishable from that of a modern human. New Scientist, May 28, 1994 p:5
(6) 'Nutcracker Man' and 'East Africa Man' are the popular names given to Louis Leakey's fossil skull, found in 1959. It was given the name Zinjanthropus boisei and was publicised by Leakey's sponsor (the National Geographic Society) as man's ancestor. Artist's drawings in their journal showed it to have ape-like features, an intelligent 'look' in its eyes, a hairy body, walking upright, and holding a club over its shoulder. This artistic depiction helped to convince many people that human evolution was a fact. Today, the specimen has been renamed to belong to the genus Australopithecus, a robust variety of southern apes. It is no longer promoted as a human ancestor. Creation Ex Nihilo, Vol. 13, No. 1, 1991 p:22
(7) 'Southwest Colorado Man' was another mythical human predecessor now not considered as proof of human evolution. This individual was constructed from a tooth which is now believed to have come from a horse. Scott M. Huse, "The Collapse of Evolution", Baker Book House: Grand Rapids (Michigan), 1983 p:98
(8) True human fossil remains have been found along with many supposed human ancestors. Human fossil remains have also been dated the same age as some 'human ancestors'. A sample of such fossils are:- Petralona Man, Castenedolo Man, Oldoway Man, Swanscombe Man, Vertesszollos Man, Fontechevade Man, Foxhall Man, Natchez Man, Galley Hill Man, Clichy Man, and Calaveras Man. Malcolm Bowden, "Ape-Men: Fact or Fallacy?", Sovereign Publications: Bromney (UK), 1977 p:16-182