Dating a man 16 years older than me
Of course, the argument is that many scientists of the day did not think too much of Piltdown Man since many did not think that the cranium and the jaw were from the same creature.But still, it is interesting to note that no one suspected the hoax despite "close inspection" of the specimen for almost 40 years.Yes, even scientists have biases and favorite theories.
But if, as the peculiarities of the tooth suggest, I dare say that this disclaimer comment did not disclaim enough!
However, it was declared inadmissible by the judge.
was either an Ape-man or in the direct line of human ancestry, because I consider it quite possible that we may discover anthropoid apes (Simiidae) with teeth closely imitating those of man (Hominidae),...
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.