One of the most discussed topics in evolution is that of human evolution. According to the Theory of Evolution, the species known as homo sapiens, modern humans, slowly evolved over millions of years from a primate or primate-like ancestor. Evidence has been presented to support this idea, as should occur with all scientific theories. However, every piece of evidence, from Peking Man to Nebraska Man, has been shown to be either an understandable mistake or flagrant fraud, thus meaning that human evolution is a completely unfounded theory.
To begin, let us examine the most blatant of these frauds - Piltdown Man. In 1912, Charles Dawson, an amateur archaeologist, presented fragments of a fossil skull and jawbone to the Geological Society in London. The general consensus among the scientists of the day was that these belonged to some distant ancestor of the modern human species - dated at around 1 million years old. For 40 years, the lie of Piltdown Man held sway in the sceintific community. However, in 1953, it was determined that the entire thing was a hoax. The Piltdown Man's jaw was found to actually belong to an orangutan and the skull fragments were retested and dated at 500 years old. Even the Encarta Dictionary confirms this in it's definition: "[Piltdown Man is] a supposed primitive form of human being represented by remains of bones found in Sussex, England in 1912, shown in 1953 to be a hoax." Cleary, Piltdown Man was no ancestor of ours. In fact, there have been many conspiracy theories revolving around who exactly masterminded this scheme. Despite the actual blame being in question, the fact that Piltdown Man was a fraud is not - it is historical fact.
Next, let us turn our attention to another debunked example of "evidence" for human evolution - Nebraska Man. In 1917, an amatuer geologist named Harold Cook discovered a strange primatelike tooth in Nebraska. Henry Osborn of Columbia University examined the tooth and came to the conclusion that it belong to a previously unknown intermediate species between modern humans and early primates in the evolutionary sequence. Unlike the Piltdown Man, however, this apeman only lasted 5 years - the tooth was found to actually belong to a pig or piglike creature. Thus, Nebraska Man was clearly no ancestor to us. Although, judging some the messy habits of some people, saying we came from swine probably isn't far off...
I now return to another fraud - the apeman common referred to as Peking Man. In 1921, Dr. Davidson Black discovered two molar teeth in a depression near the village of Choukoutien, attached to the Chinese city of Beijing. Dr. W.C. Pei found a third tooth in 1927, and several skull fragments and two pieces from the jaw in 1928. Dr. Black claimed that these, too, belonged to the same creature as his molars and that this was, in fact, a missing link in the chain of human evolution - an apeman. In 1936 three skulls were discovered in the same place by Dr. Pei and the American Professor Franz Weidenreich. These skulls, too, were declared to belong to Dr. Black's apeman, which was named Peking Man. In addition to these finds, they also discovered a massive industry that involved the burning of industrial furnaces that the Peking Man operated. However, with the calculated brain capacity of the Peking Man, he should not have been able to do something as clever as that - humanity wasn't supposed to have evoluted that far by this time in our evolutionary past. Seeing how this was an inconvenience, Dr. Black downplayed the size of the fires, portraying them as small hearth fires. Professor Breuil, an eminent palientologist, visited Dr. Black because of an invitation. Breuil was not opposed to evolution, however, he was appalled by the evident lack of scientific integrety. He expressed this in a paper he wrote soon after, but Black was able to supress the paper. The truth was held from the public. Furthermore, apart from the two molars, all the materials found as evidence disappeared between 1941 and 1945. All that remains is Dr. Weindenreich's plaster models of them. However, it is heavily suspected, due to the writings of Professor Breuil, that Dr. Weindenreich's plaster models - models, not casts - were made to resemble an apeman more closely than the actual fossils. Whether he did this unintentionally or intentionally is not known, though Breuil suspected the latter. Thus, the Peking Man - the actual, objective Peking Man - does not exist anymore. No living human knows where it is. All we have are models that are very probably inaccurate. Does this even qualify as evidence??? Hell, no!
Thus far, I have mentioned the most obvious and accepted frauds/mistakes. In the next blog post, I will continue my explaination of the apeman "data" - I believe these three to be enough to digest for now.
On a more subjective note, however, if you have to present false evidence, deliberately false evidence, for a theory, it probably isn't a good scientific theory. That's just my opinion, though.
Because I believe my facts presented here will be severly doubted, here are a few of my sources. By no means is this a full list of websites and books I used to create this blog post - I used many more to cross-reference my data - however, these, I believe, I will be enough to ensure I am not making all of this up.
The Death of Evolution by Wallace Johnson, a former evolutionist and respected speaker (now deceased)