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Piltdown Man hoax centenary event held

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Archaeologists are meeting to discuss the Piltdown Man controversy, 100 years after the faked fossils were presented to the world.

In 1912 remains of a human ancestor were claimed to have been discovered at a gravel pit in Piltdown, East Sussex.

But in 1953 the remains - said to be a "missing" link in the evolution of man and apes - were subjected to new tests and proved to be a hoax.

Dr Matthew Pope of University College London said the event was overdue.

He has organised a conference in Lewes, where Charles Dawson the principal "discoverer" of the hoaxed Piltdown remains, worked as a lawyer.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ngland-19685013

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I cant wait to see how certain posters are going to wave this around as "proof" against evolution.... oh the pain....

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It's terrible how it's still being used as an anti-evolution proof. Just goes to show how little some understand evolution and scientific theories as a whole.

The only thing the Piltdown man proves is the self-correcting nature of science.

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