Conservapedia and Piltdown

Conservapedia has finally gotten around to saying something on human evolution. Specifically, they have an entry on Piltdown.

Piltdown: Then and Now

I have found an interesting site that looks at Piltdown and asks we can be fooled again? It compares the techniques used in the field, dating techniques, skull reconstruction techniques and tooth analysis techniques used by the Piltdown discovers with modern techniques. You can also check out Richard Harter’s Piltdown Man.

Chris Stringer on Lessons Learned from Piltdown

BBC News has an article by Chris Stringer on what we can learn from Piltdown.

Piltdown

For those who are interested there is an annotated bibliography of the Piltdown forgery (contains literature up to 2005) available here…

A Response to Joseph Kuhn’s Dissecting Darwinism

I was alerted to creationist article published in the Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center via Why Evolution Is True. The author of the paper is Joseph Kuhn, MD who claims that “…surgeons are uniquely capable of gathering information, making observations, and reaching conclusions about scientific discoveries.” For the most part it is your […]

A Friendly Reminder to Contemporary Paleoanthropologists From L. S. B. Leakey

Years ago, as part of an honors project for a physical anthropology class, I was assigned a number of books to read. One of which was Adam’s Ancestors by L. S. B. Leakey. I haven’t read it since, but the other day I decided to buy a copy – the revised version published in 1960 […]

Resources

State Science Groups Citizens For Science Alabama Colorado (CCFS) Colorado (CERT) Georgia Florida Darwin’s Bulldogs (Illinois) Iowa Kansas Michigan Minnesota (MNCSE) Nebraska (NRCSE) Nebraska (NECFS) New Mexico (NMSR) New Mexico (CESAME) Ohio Oklahoma Pennsylvania South Carolina Texas Wisconsin Citizens for Science Ancient Greece The British Museum – Ancient Greece Institute of Biblical Greek Perseus Digital […]

Something’s Missing From Comfort’s Version of On the Origin of Species

Genie Scott has the story:

NCSE On YouTube!

The National Center for Science Education has a YouTube Channel!

Richard Leakey: Non-Story of the Day

The anti-science crowd at UT are taking Richard Leakey to task for the following comment: “Whether the bishop likes it or not, Turkana Boy is a distant relation of his,” Leakey, who founded the museum’s prehistory department, told The Associated Press. “The bishop is descended from the apes and these fossils tell how he evolved.”