In 1912, a worker digging near the town of Piltdown, England found a piece of bone (as the story goes). He gave it to a local archaeologist named Charles Dawson who determined it was a skull and later found a jawbone at the same location. It appeared to be a primitive human ancestor and was named “Piltdown Man.” It wasn’t until over 40 years later in 1953 that it was exposed as a fake. It was actually a modern human skull paired with the jawbone and teeth of an orangutan. The teeth had been filed down to make them appear more human and all the bones had been chemically treated (and even painted!) to make them look ancient. Charles Dawson had died in 1916, but it was determined that all the historical artifacts he supposedly found and which were displayed at the Hastings Museum were forgeries. Religion is not without its frauds and charlatans. But let us not believe that Darwinist evolution is pure as the driven snow and free from its own agenda-driven con men. Question everything. God is not afraid of investigation.
Posted by: Rob Lester | April 9, 2010
Piltdown Man is not what he seems