Peking, Piltdown, and Paluxy: creationist legends about paleoanthropology
National Center for Science Education, PO Box 9477, Berkeley 94709-0477, CA, USA
Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013, 6:27 doi:10.1186/1936-6434-6-27Published: 19 September 2013
Because human evolution is often a stumbling block for accepting evolution, creationist legends about paleoanthropology are persistent. Three such legends, according to which paleoanthropology is based on finds that are admittedly fraudulent (Piltdown) or unadmittedly fraudulent (Peking), or is contravened by neglected finds (Paluxy), are critically discussed.