The Mystery Of The Piltdown Skull

Author: Pat Perrin
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A look at the most infamous scientific hoax examines the paleontological find that initiated the controversy and explains how the hoax was perpetrated.

Mystery Of The Piltdown Skull

Author: Wim Coleman
Editor: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780789195517
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The Piltdown Man Hoax

Author: Miles Russell
Editor: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752487748
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A lively and definitive account of the Piltdown Hoax finally brings the mystery to a close—along with exposing 38 other frauds Piltdown. Even today the name sends a shiver down the collective spine of the scientific community, for this was the most dramatic fraud ever perpetrated upon the world of science and academia. Between 1908 and 1912, a series of amazing discoveries relating to what appeared to be the earliest human were made close to the little village of Piltdown in Sussex, England. These remains belonged to the developmental "missing link" between man and ape. The basic principles of evolution, first propounded by Charles Darwin some 50 years before, now appeared as indisputable fact. The Manchester Guardian ran the first headline: "THE EARLIEST MAN?: REMARKABLE DISCOVERY IN SUSSEX. A SKULL MILLIONS OF YEARS OLD" it screamed, adding that the discovery was "one of the most important of our time." The news spread quickly around the world, with many voicing their eagerness to examine the find. Few archaeological discoveries have the capacity to be front-page news twice over, but Piltdown Man is a rare exception. Forty-one years after he first became famous, the "Earliest Englishman" was again hot news. It was late November 1953, and the world was about to discover that Piltdown Man had been a hoax. Not just any hoax, the London Star declared it to be "THE BIGGEST SCIENTIFIC HOAX OF THE CENTURY."

Piltdown

Author: Frank Spencer
Editor: Oxford University Press
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The Piltdown Man hoax began in 1912, when Charles Dawson claimed to have discovered fossils belonging to a "missing link" between man and ape. For decades it was the subject of heated debate among paleontologists. It wasn't until the early 1950s that the hoax was revealed, though it continued to be a mystery as to the identity of the hoaxer. This book traces the story with new research from the archives of the British Museum (Natural History) to find an answer.

Science And The Detective

Author: Brian H. Kaye
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527615547
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Who killed Napoleon? Were the witches of Salem high on LSD? What do maggots on a body tell us about the time of death? In his unique, engaging style, Brian Kaye tells the story of some spectacular cases in which forensic evidence played a key role. You'll also read about the fascinating ways in which scientific evidence can be used to establish guilt or innocence in today's courtroom. The use of voice analysis, methods for developing fingerprints and for uncovering art forgeries, and the examination of bullet wounds are just a few topics considered. In a special section on fraud, the author takes you into the world of counterfeit money. There's no solving crime without science. Written for everyone interested in whodunnits, this book explains the basis of the analytical techniques available for studying evidence in offenses ranging from doping in sports to first-degree murder.

Solving The Mystery Of Babylon The Great

Author: Edward Hendrie
Editor: Great Mountain Publishing
ISBN: 0983262721
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"Attorney and Christian researcher Edward Hendrie investigates and reveals one of the greatest exposes of all time. . . . a book you don't want to miss. Solving the Mystery of Babylon the Great is packed with documentation. Never before have the crypto-Jews who seized the reins of power in Rome been put under such intense scrutiny." Texe Marrs, Power of Prophecy. People have wondered and debated for centuries about the identity of the mysterious Babylon the Great in the book of Revelation. Solving the Mystery of BABYLON THE GREAT examines the historical evidence in light of the scriptures and solves the mystery. The evidence leads to the ineluctable conclusion is that the Roman Catholic Church was established by crypto-Jews as a false "Christian" front for a Judaic/Babylonian religion. That religion is the nucleus of a world conspiracy against man and God. That is not a soft conspiracy theory based upon speculation, but rather the hard truth based upon authoritative evidence, which is documented in this book. Texe Marrs explains in his foreword to the book: "Who is Mystery Babylon? What is the meaning of the sinister symbols found in these passages? Which city is being described as the 'great city' so full of sin and decadence, and who are its citizens? Why do the woman and beast of Revelation seek the destruction of the holy people, the saints and martyrs of Jesus? What does it all mean for you and me today? Solving the Mystery of Babylon the Great answers these questions and more. Edward Hendrie's discoveries are not based on prejudice but on solid evidence aligned forthrightly with the 'whole counsel of God.' He does not condone nor will he be a part of any project in which Bible verses are taken out of context, or in which scriptures are twisted to mean what they do not say. Again and again you will find that Mr. Hendrie documents his assertions, backing up what he says with historical facts and proofs. Most important is that he buttresses his findings with scriptural understanding. The foundation for his research is sturdy because it is based on the bedrock of God's unshakeable Word."

Solving The Mystery What Every Preteen Should Know

Author: Sandy Brenneman
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1609579852
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Churches, homeschoolers and individual families can benefit fromthis Biblically based curriculum.Solving the Mystery... What Every Preteen Should Know, addresses Biblical solutions to issues that preteens (5th-6th graders) are often exposed to through school, TV, relatives and friends. Some subjects covered are: God created everything in six 24-hour days, evolution is not true, God abhors evil including witchcraft, pornography and abortion just to name a few. With this book your preteens will learn what pleases God and how to recognize and protect themselves from the evils of everyday life.This curriculum should be taught on a 5th & 6th grade level."We've been using 'Solving the Mystery... What Every Preteen Should Know' in our preteen ministry for 6 years. We've found this curriculum to be instrumental in laying a BIBLICAL foundation for preteens as they transition from childhood adolescence to their teenage years. The material is extremely appropriate and relevant to the preteen dynamic, focusing on significant issues facing every preteen. This curriculum is a MUST-HAVE resource for every church's preteen ministry."-Andy Waite, Associate Pastor, White Rock Fellowship, Noblesville, INIn a world where pre-teens and teens leave the church and venture away from the Lord at an alarmingly high rate, being real and truthful about what God tells us in scripture is a must. This curriculum is just that...real, factual information from scripture that pre-teens can carry with them through life. My son really benefited from being exposed to this curriculum.-Teresa E. Christopher, Mother, Noblesville, INSandy Brenneman lives in Indiana with her husband of 44 years. Together they have successfully raised a son and daughter through their preteen years to adulthood. Sandy has been developing and teaching this curriculum in churches for 25 years.Contact us at: http: //www.solvingthemysterybooks.com

Hoax Springs Eternal

Author: Peter A. Hancock
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107071682
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This book examines and extrapolates from famous historical case studies to illustrate principles of cognitive deception and how to avoid being deceived.

Solving The Mystery What Every Preteen Should Know Student S Edition

Author: Sandy Brenneman
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1612153399
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Churches, homeschoolers and individual families can benefit fromthis Biblically based curriculum.Solving the Mystery... What Every Preteen Should Know, addresses Biblical solutions to issues that preteens (5th-6th graders) are often exposed to through school, TV, relatives and friends. Some subjects covered are: God created everything in six 24-hour days, evolution is not true, God abhors evil including witchcraft, pornography and abortion just to name a few. With this book your preteens will learn what pleases God and how to recognize and protect themselves from the evils of everyday life.This curriculum should be taught on a 5th & 6th grade level."We've been using 'Solving the Mystery... What Every Preteen Should Know' in our preteen ministry for 6 years. We've found this curriculum to be instrumental in laying a BIBLICAL foundation for preteens as they transition from childhood adolescence to their teenage years. The material is extremely appropriate and relevant to the preteen dynamic, focusing on significant issues facing every preteen. This curriculum is a MUST-HAVE resource for every church's preteen ministry."-Andy Waite, Associate Pastor, White Rock Fellowship, Noblesville, INIn a world where pre-teens and teens leave the church and venture away from the Lord at an alarmingly high rate, being real and truthful about what God tells us in scripture is a must. This curriculum is just that...real, factual information from scripture that pre-teens can carry with them through life. My son really benefited from being exposed to this curriculum.-Teresa E. Christopher, Mother, Noblesville, INSandy Brenneman lives in Indiana with her husband of 44 years. Together they have successfully raised a son and daughter through their preteen years to adulthood. Sandy has been developing and teaching this curriculum in churches for 25 years.Contact us at: http: //www.solvingthemysterybooks.com

Ancient Mysteries

Author: Peter James
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307414604
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What was the Minotaur? Did a Welsh prince discover America? Did Robin Hood really exist? How does the Star of Bethlehem fit into the science of astronomy? Is the Vinland Map a fake? Can archaeologists use spirit messages to guide their work? For centuries, philosophers, scientists, and charlatans have attempted to decipher the baffling mysteries of our past, from the Stonehenge to the lost continent of Atlantis. Today, however, DNA testing, radiocarbon dating, and other cutting-edge investigative tools, together with a healthy dose of common sense, are guiding us closer to the truth. Peter James and Nick Thorpe, the professional historian and archaeologist team who created the acclaimed Ancient Inventions, now tackle these age-old conundrums, presenting the latest information from the scientific community--and the most startling challenges to traditional explanations of mysteries such as: - The rise and fall of the Maya - A lost cache of Dead Sea Scrolls - The curse of Tutankhamun - The devastation of Sodom and Gomorrah - The Nazca Lines These true mystery stories twist and turn like a good whodunit, as James and Thorpe present the evidence for and against the expert theories, shedding new light on humankind's age-old struggle to make sense of the past. The authors also make dramatic contributions of their own to the fray, demonstrating persuasively that cataustrophic events--including the collisions of comets with the Earth long ago--could explain puzzles that have baffled experts for centuries. Ancient Mysteries will entertain and enlighten, delight the curious and inform the serious.

Arthur Smith Woodward

Author: Z. Johanson
Editor: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 1862397414
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Arthur Smith Woodward was the Natural History Museum’s longest-serving Keeper of Geology and the world’s leading expert on fossil fish. He was also an unwitting victim of the Piltdown fraud, which overshadowed his important scientific contributions. The aim of this book is to honour Smith Woodward’s contributions to vertebrate palaeontology, discuss their relevance today and provide insights into the factors that made him such an eminent scientist. The last few years have seen a resurgence in fossil vertebrate (particularly fish) palaeontology, including new techniques for the ‘virtual’ study of fossils (synchrotron and micro CT-scanning) and new research foci, such as ‘Evo-Devo’ – combining fossils with the development of living animals. This new research is built on a strong foundation, like that provided by Smith Woodward’s work. This collection of papers, authored by some of the leading experts in their fields, covers the many facets of Smith Woodward’s life, legacy and career. It will be a benchmark for studies on one of the leading vertebrate palaeontologists of his generation.

100 Of The World S Greatest Mysteries

Author: E. Randall Floyd
Editor: Harbor House
ISBN: 9781891799051
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Comprehensive collection of unexplained phenomena, science mysteries and historical oddities ranging from Big Bang and Killer comets to poltergeist and alien abductions.

The Piltdown Papers 1908 1955

Author: Frank Spencer
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN:
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The Piltdown Man hoax began in 1912, when Charles Dawson claimed to have discovered fossils belonging to a "missing link" between man and ape. For decades it was the subject of heated debate among paleontologists. It wasn't until the early 1950s that the hoax was revealed, though it continued to be a mystery as to the identity of the hoaxer. This book traces the story with new research from the archives of the British Museum (Natural History) to find an answer.

Sherlock Holmes And The Skull Of Death

Author: John H. Watson
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1588206610
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In December of 1912, at the London Geology Conference, a fake ape-man fossil, composed of an ape's jaw and part of a human skull, was presented as evidence of a newly discovered species of prehistoric man, named "Piltdown Man" for the site of its purported discovery in England. The hoax was a distraction to science for over forty years, and an embarrassment to anthorpology when modern analysis exposed the fakery. Sherlockian scholars have long wondered at the singular omission of the infamous Piltdown hoax from the chronicals of Dr. Watson. Did Sherlock Holmes investigate and fail to discover the truth? If he discovered the truth, why did he not expose it at the time? New evidence indicates that Holmes DID learn of the hoax. Why he kept it secret is a sinister tale of grisly murders, weird intrigues, and the arcane politics of a Europe bent on rushing madly toward what historians would call World War One. Holmes and Watson risked death following a trail of clues to a fantastic plot to use the London Conference in a scheme to unseat the crowned heads of Europe. Holmes detected the hand of Professor Moriarty behind the scenes, and finally had Moriarty in his revolver sights.

Hidden Gospels

Author: Philip Jenkins
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199923914
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This incisive critique thoroughly and convincingly debunks the claims that recently discovered texts such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, and even the Dead Sea Scrolls undermine the historical validity of the New Testament. Jenkins places the recent controversies surrounding the hidden gospels in a broad historical context and argues that, far from being revolutionary, such attempts to find an alternative Christianity date back at least to the Enlightenment. By employing the appropriate scholarly and historical methodologies, he demonstrates that the texts purported to represent pristine Christianity were in fact composed long after the canonical gospels found in the Bible. Produced by obscure heretical movements, these texts have attracted much media attention chiefly because they seem to support radical, feminist, and post-modern positions in the modern church. Indeed, Jenkins shows how best-selling books on the "hidden gospels" have been taken up by an uncritical, drama-hungry media as the basis for a social movement that could have powerful effects on the faith and practice of contemporary Christianity.

50 Science Ideas You Really Need To Know

Author: Gail Dixon
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1784296155
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50 Science Ideas You Really Need to Know is your guide to the biggest questions and deepest concepts from across the whole of science. What was the Big Bang? How did life on Earth arise? What does quantum mechanics tell us about the universe? Is true artificial intelligence possible? And does life exist on other planets? Moving from the basics of atoms and molecules, Newton's laws of physics and the building blocks of life to the cutting edge of nanotechnology, Einstein's theories of relativity and cloning, this book makes the many worlds of science accessible and illuminating. Featuring fifty concise, insightful and illustrated essays covering physics and astronomy, Earth and life sciences, chemistry and materials, psychology and computing, and exploring the ways they connect with each other and impact on our lives, 50 Science Ideas You Really Need to Know is the ideal introduction to the questions which fascinate us all.

First Humans

Author: Rebecca Stefoff
Editor: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761441847
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"Describes the search for early branches of the human family tree, including the first true humans, members of the genus Homo"--Provided by publisher.

The Piltdown Forgery

Author: J. S. Weiner
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191505064
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On 21 November 1953, one of the most fascinating puzzles in science was finally solved. Three scientists—Joseph Weiner, Kenneth Oakley, and Wilfrid Le Gros Clark—described their investigations into the important fossilized human remains found at Piltdown in Sussex in the early 1900s. Their conclusion was stunning: the remains, and the accompanying materials that supposedly verified them as ancient fossils, had all been faked. The discovery of Piltdown Man had been announced to the world in 1912 by an amateur fossil hunter, Charles Dawson, and the Keeper of Geology at the Natural History Museum in London, Arthur Smith Woodward, who had found fragments of a thickset skull and an ape-like lower jaw, along with other bones and stone tools. These fragments pointed to a species of early human who had lived in England a million years ago-a 'missing link' between apes and modern man. But, as Weiner and his colleagues were to reveal in 1953, the skull was a recent one, and the jaw had belonged to an orang-utan. These and many other 'finds' from Piltdown had been deliberately stained and tampered with to make them appear ancient, and the scientific establishment had been well and truly fooled. Widely praised from its first publication in 1955, The Piltdown Forgery remains the classic account of this story and its many players. In this fiftieth anniversary edition, Professor Chris Stringer, Head of Human Origins at the Natural History Museum in London, provides an introduction to this famous story, and an afterword containing the latest detective-work. Ever-increasing technological powers may one day reveal who did what, and why, but until then this remains an engrossing tale of mixed motives, captivating trickery, and competing egos: a tale fit to rival the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (himself a player in this saga) at his best.

The Real Science Behind The X Files

Author: Anne Simon
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684856186
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The science consultant for the popular science fiction TV show discusses the actual scientific research in cell biology, cloning, genetic engineering, aging, hybrid cells, and computer technology that informs the program.

Strickberger S Evolution

Author: Brian K. Hall
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449614841
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Now with a new full color design and art program, the Fifth Edition of Strickberger's Evolution is updated with the latest data and updates from the field. The authors took care to carefully modify the chapter order in an effort to provide a more clear and student-friendly presentation of course material. The original scope and theme of this popular text remains, as it continues to present an overview of prevailing evidence and theories about evolution by discussing how the world and its organisms arose and changed over time. New boxed features concentrating on modern and exciting research in the field are included throughout the text. New and Key Features of the Fifth Edition - New Full color design and art program - Maintains the student-friendly engaging writing-style for which it is known - A reorganized chapter order provides a more clear and accessible presentation of course material. - Chapters on the evolution of biodiversity are now found on the text's website. - Access to the companion website is included with every new copy of the text. - New boxed features highlight new and exciting research in the field.