The mystery of the Piltdown man hoax may have finally been solved by scientists who have been re-examining the evidence.
It was a hoax that fooled some of the most eminent minds in the country and has remained unsolved for 100 years.
Now scientists believe they can finally put to rest the mystery of how one of the most famous scientific frauds in history was orchestrated and who was responsible for creating the fake remains of a human ancestor known as Piltdown man.
I don't understand Sir Arthur Conan Doyles role...why is he a suspect?
The reason Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a suspect in the Piltdown hoax is because he was really into spiritualism, something that the scientific community frowned upon and never accepted as fact. According to science historian Richard Milner, Doyle perpetrated the hoax in order to get revenge. Some have claimed that Doyle left a number of clues to the hoax in his novel The Lost World which came out the same year Piltdown was discovered.
Doyle was so into spiritualism that he sometimes got taken in by hoaxes himself, such as the Cottingley faries case.
I'm not saying I believe he was the one who faked the fossils, but he atleast did have a motive.
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Yeah... this is sort of like "Who was Jack the Ripper/Atlantis found/Noahs Ark found/ect." stories that come out ever few years.
It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.