The Piltdown Man Hoax

by Read Listen Learn · Science · Intermediate

The Piltdown Man was one of the most serious scientific jokes of the twentieth century and it all happened because of disagreements about evolution. Charles Darwin argued that there was a clear link between monkeys and men but others said that the difference between the two was so great that there must be a missing link. And then, a hundred years ago, some old bones were found that showed a skeleton with some characteristics of a monkey and others of a man. But did this monkey-man ever exist? (440 words)

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