Casey Luskin writes:
It’s that time of the election cycle again. You know, the time when the media starts regularly deploying the “evolution test” to decide whether a candidate is mentally impaired. Those who capitulate to the Darwinian consensus are deemed of normal intelligence and fit for office. Those who don’t are subjected to public mockery and humiliation.
Summary: Yeah, scientists are smart and everyone else is dumb. Now that we have that out of the way, we can look at Casey’s list of greatly celebrated then delegated fossil hoaxes.
- Piltdown man — a fraud
- Ramapithecus — touted as an ancestor of humans, then ‘paleoanthropologists soon afterward were lamenting, “Ramapithecus walking upright has been reconstructed from only jaws and teeth” with “his legitimacy sanctified by millions of textbooks and Time-Life volumes on human evolution.” In fact, those claims were overturned in the 1970s and 1980s when more complete specimens were discovered, showing the species was unlike humans, and probably an extinct orangutan-like ape.’
- Homo habilis — later reclassified
- In 2002, Sahelanthropus tchadensis was touted as the “oldest fossil human,” even though all that was reported was one skull and a few jaw fragments, which some paleoanthropologists have suggested might have belonged to a female gorilla.
- Ida — introduced by the media as the “eighth wonder of the world” whose “impact on the world of palaeontology” would be like “an asteroid falling down to Earth.” Famed BBC broadcaster Sir David Attenborough got involved, making a documentary titled Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor: The Link, to explain why Ida is “the link that connects us directly with the rest of the animal kingdom.” Just a few months later, Ida’s reign came to a sad end after scientists inspected the fossil and determined that “[m]any lines of evidence indicate that [Ida] has nothing at all to do with human evolution.”
- Ardi — Science journal’s “breakthrough of the year,” yet admitted that her bones were originally “crushed” and required over a decade of “reconstruction.” Other paleoanthropologists noted that Ardi was initially “crushed nearly to smithereens” and resembled “Irish stew.” Later, after cooler heads had prevailed, multiple studies found that Ardi was more similar to apes than humans, and concluded she was not a human ancestor. As Time magazine later reported, critical scientists regard “the hype around Ardi to have been overblown.”
Yeah, no wonder that we trust scientists like we trust clairvoyants. And human evolution is fact Fact, FACT — except when it is sham, Sham, SHAM.
Global cooling Global warming Climate change hype… this is not science. It is philosophical and political hypemongering, coming from a secular priesthood trying its best to mirror and out-do the religious priesthood of the pre-Reformational Catholic church.
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