Why is there so much misinformation? Because the theory of evolution demands there be missing link ape-men, and this encourages many scientists to interpret the fossil evidence to support their theory. After all, the alternative is God.
For The Record:
Piltdown Man – Skull belonged to a 600 year old woman, jaw to a 500 year old orangutan ape from the East Indies.
Nebraska Man – This was a total fraud contrived from a extinct pig’s tooth.
Java Man – Subsequently proven to be 100% human.
Heidelberg Man – Consisted of a man’s jawbone, a chin, and a few teeth.
Neanderthal Man – Human scull from the Neanderthal valley in Germany. Scientists have concluded that all the primitive features of Neanderthal people were due to pathological conditions or diseases.
Ramapithecus – The whole imaginary skeleton of Ramapithecus was based solely on a few fossilized teeth that were later closely examined, and found to be that of a modern orangutan.
Lucy – Found in Northern Ethiopia in 1974, Lucy was claimed to be an early ancestor of humans by the famous evolutionary paleontologist Richard Leakey. Lucy was catalogued as Australopithecus afarensis. Further investigation at the dig site, revealed fossilized bones of extremely ape-like creatures with chimpanzee-sized forearms. It was determined that Lucy was probably not a hominid, or even a woman, after all.
Homo erectus – Peking Man – Labelled an early ancestor due to a slightly smaller skull than modern humans. However, it was subsequently discovered that Homo erectus’s brain was equal to the average size of most European men today. All of the fossils relating to Peking Man have disappeared.
Cro-Magnon Man – Evolutionists proposed this fossil was that of a primitive ape-man because it was found near a series of cave drawings. It is actually indistinguishable from modern man.
Archaeoraptor – A Chinese farmer glued together the head and body of a primitive bird and the tail and hind limbs of a dromaeosaur dinosaur, and in 1999 completely fooled the world-wide scientific community into thinking that they had found the “missing link” between carnivorous dinosaurs and modern birds. [National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 196, No. 5, November, 1999]. Named Archaeoraptor, “this fossil find constitutes the most recent evolution fraud… that we know of. Storrs L. Olson of the Smithsonian Institution said, “National Geographic has reached an all-time low for engaging in sensationalistic, unsubstantiated, tabloid journalism.”