Jeremiah 9:6

"'You live in the midst of deception; in thier deceit they refuse to acknowledge me', Declares the Lord."

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Missing Links Part 2

The Piltdown Discovery
In 1912 Arthur Woodward, director of the Natural History Museum of London announced an important discovery. Doctor Charles Dawson had unearthed an ape like Jawbone and a human skull cap from a gravel pit near Piltdown England. Dawson had the Scientific community convinced that now they finally had a solid link between apes and humans. He called his discovery “Dawn Man” but it became known as Piltdown man. Without so much as a thorough chemical analysis done on the skull, this find was taught as an indisputable missing link between man and ape. Around 500 academic dissertations were written on “Piltdown man” and an imaginative bust of a primitive, blank faced ape man appeared in museums all over the world.

The Hoax is Exposed
41 years later, in 1953 proper tests were done by real scientists and they found that the teeth had been filed to fit into the jawbone, and the skull had been stained to make it look old! It was as complete fake! But by now, it was too late. The public had gotten so used to the idea that science had proven the ape man theory that they never went back. Now the only way we Christians can win the battle is to re-train the way people think about intelligent design. For way to long it's been associated with "religion" and treated like a joke. But science is on our side, and we need to get the word out.



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