Argon radiometric dating
Taking isolated similarities by themselves, the theory of evolution appears to be quite reasonable... However, it seems that too much weight has been placed on similarities without questioning the differences.To the embarrassment of many a very intelligent man and woman of science, overly confident conclusions and arrogant statements have been made based on such similarities that have, on occasion, turned out to be not only wrong, but painfully wrong.It cannot be denied as a very embarrassing hoax that tricked even the scientific community for decades.It is readily admitted that many scientists believed in Piltdown Man wholeheartedly and made some rather foolish statements concerning the meaning of this "find." It is also admitted that Piltdown Man's general acceptance as a "missing link" was due to the fact that it matched the prevailing opinion of the time as to what such as missing link would look like.It was not until 38 years after the bones had been "found" that the hoax was exposed.In 1953 Kenneth Of course many scientists love to predict the discussion of Piltdown Man by those who are doubtful of evolution.But why shouldn't the Piltdown Man hoax be discussed?The success of the Piltdown Man hoax gives us an interesting look into human nature.
In considering the theory of human evolution it is interesting to note that some very well known scientists have actually suggested that the line of human evolution is far from clear.For example, in 1990, Richard Leakey himself said that, "If pressed about man's ancestry, I would have to unequivocally say that all we have is a huge question mark.To date, there has been nothing found to truthfully purport as a transitional specie to man, including Lucy, since 1470 was as old and probably older.Yes, even scientists have biases and favorite theories.No one, not even a scientist, likes to see a theory that has cost a great deal of money and much of one's personal time and effort, go up in smoke.