William R. Fix
“The Neanderthal man was discovered or first proposed in the year 1856 and was promoted by most early evolutionists. It was abandoned as ancestral species by many anthropologists in the 1960’s and 1970’s . The Homo erectus (Java man, Pekin man) was first proposed in the year 1891 and promoted by Eugene Dubois, Tilhard de Chardin, and Franz Weidenraich. Its ancestral status was made highly questionable by the discovery of a skull 1470 in 1972 The Piltdown man was proposed in 1912 by Arthur Keith and accepted by most evolutionists. It was exposed as a hoax in 1953. The Hesperopithecus was proposed in 1922 by Harold Cook and found to be an extinct pig in 1927. The Australopithecus africanus was discovered in 1924 by Raymond Dart, Robert Ardrey and Maitland Edey and was disqualified by the discovery of skull 1470 in 1972. The Australopithecus reobustus was promoted in 1938 by Robert Broom and was disqualified by discovery of Homo habilis in the 1960’s. The Gigantopithecus was discovered in 1946 by Franz Weidreich and dropped by most anthropologists as too improbable by 1950. The Zinjanthropus proposed in 1959 by Louis Leakey was displaced by Leakeys discovery of Homo habilis in the 1960’s. The Homo habilis that was discovered in 1960 by Louis and Richard Leakey still has indeterminate ancestral status. The Ramapithecus was discovered in 1964 by David Pilbeam and Elwyn Simons and was found to be the ancestor of the Orangutan in 1979. The Lothagam man was proposed in 1967 by Bryan Patterson and was disqualified by new neasurement in 1977. The Australopithecus afarensis “Lucy” was first proposed in 1979 by Donald Johanson, Timothy While and Maitland Edey. It was beset by many problems and mounting controversy in the early 1980’s.
William R. Fix
“I next discovered the amazing fact, which I will document in detail, that almost every ancestor of man ever proposed suffers from disqualifying liabilities that are not widely publicized. I gradually came to realize that the presentation of fossil evidence for human evolution has long been and still is more of a market phenomenon than a disinterested scientific exercise. For nearly a century the search for the fossils of man’s antecedents has excited the imagination of the world. Virtually everyone is curious about how we got to be what we are. Finding truly definitive evidence of man’s evolution from animal ancestors would be about as sensational as capturing a flying saucer complete with occupants from outer space. In terms of fame, funding for further excavations, professional advancement and literary royalties from published accounts of their discoveries, many fossils portrayed as ancestral to man have proved to be worth far more than their weight in gold for the discoverers.
Again and again these proposed ancestors have been discredited by subsequent discoveries. For instance, dear old Zinjanthropus, sold to my college class as the earliest known man by Louis Leakey, had, I discovered, been evicted from our family tree long ago.”
“In 1922 W.J. Bryan, a politician of Nebraska, was campaigning in the courts against children being taught in schools that they were descended from apes. H.F. Osborn, head of the American Museum of Natural History, received a tooth from a Mr. Cook who had found it in Pliocene deposits in Nebraska. Osborn considered that it had the characteristics that were a mixture of human, chimpanzee and Pithecanthropus, and upon this evidence declared it was a further missing link, which he called Hesperopithecus.
‘…the Earth spoke to Bryan from his own State of Nebraska. The Hesperopithecus tooth is like the still, small voice. Its sound is by no means easy to hear…This little tooth speaks volumes of truth, in that it affords evidence of man’s descent from the ape.’ “In England Sir Grafton Elliot Smith, F.R.S., Professor of Anatomy at Manchester, fully supported Osborn. The Illustrated London News published a reconstruction of Hesperopithecus and his wife. Later investigation, however, proved that the tooth was that of an extinct pig.”
Richard Leakey, one of the outstanding anthropologists of our time
– The new discoveries of the australopithecines of arm bones and leg bones have indicated that these were long-armed, short-legged knuckle walkers. They were not bipedal, upright walkers as had been maintained and, furthermore, they are simply apes. This has been further substantiated by the discovery of what is called Theropithecus galada which is an Ethiopian baboon, with a dental structure remarkable like the australopithecines. They were thought to be like men because they resembled man a little more that most apes do. And so the australopithecines have hit the dust.
– Discovered an incredible find called ER 1470 which has demolished concepts of human evolution. In one speech, he pointed out the striking thing about 1470 is that it is both old and aged and yet modern in appearance. It lacks the brows, the prognathous jaw, and the crest on the head (the characteristics that are normally considered ape-like), it is obviously human and predates all of our supposed ancestors.
– said that this knocks everything we have been taught about evolution into a cocked hat.
He further said:
“I have nothing to offer in its place.”
Cal Thomas, columnist for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate
In an article entitled “The Evolution of the Pope”, appearing in the Tampa Tribune, October 31, 1999:
“…if man is not a unique creation of God, he is of no greater value and has no greater moral standing than any other living thing.”
“If God is impersonal or does not exist, and if man is not made in his image, on what basis do we appeal to a racist who wants to deny blacks equal opportunity? If man is an evolutionary accident, why pressure the Chinese over human rights abuses?”