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Originally published in Creation 2, no 1 (January 1979): 19.
One of our alert readers has sent news about an article in Nature magazine (vol 276, Nov. 2, 1978) titled “New Light on the Piltdown Hoax?” The article claims to have fresh circumstantial evidences as to the perpetrator of the fraud.
Interested persons should look up this article, but some of the points mentioned are:
The question which all should ask is this: how could such a schoolboy forgery have fooled the world’s top experts for 40 years? The answer is, of course, that they had found what they were looking for. The force of preconceived ideas is so strong that “scientific objectivity” is usually the victim.