|Piltdown Man Press Conference|
Java man and Neanderthal had been discovered in the middle of the nineteenth century and scientist needed a bridge. Dawson was going to deliver with this important discovery. He and his workers had been digging for months over the last year and found several parts of a skull and a jaw bone. The skull was able to house a very large brain and the jaw was more monkey like too chew vegetation and meat. The scientific world was excited about this find. They had, however, failed to notice or critique some obvious things. In short, scientific method was played with fast and loose.
Dawson had been working on his own and the only scientific controls of his dig were the ones he would impose. Since his crew was working alone, they could do whatever they wanted. That would include fudge data, time lines, and offer no accounting for the procurement of samples and under what conditions these samples had been found. Much less, any possibility of experimentation or repeatability of results.
If you go to a bookstore that has old books that predate 1953, you will find books that show the evolutionary path of man and apes with the Piltdown man being the most significant of the lineages. For decades this was taught in schools and nobody had a clue. The very people who should of questioned this, did not.
The Piltdown Man fossil was rarely taken out of its case and nobody was allowed to examine it. They only had access to replications. Scientist never got to handle the original. How could these scientist of not questioned that? Simple, they wanted to believe. That is what I fear is going on in Bigfoot research today mainly in the form of the Erickson Project with Dr. Melba Ketchum.
|This is Piltdown Man|
I don't mean to be so skeptical, but none of this is even close to being the way science should advance. There is a large amount of money to be made and we all know what happens when money can change hands. University research this is not. Lets not let this junk science fool a lot of people