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Piltdown Man

  • By: S. Renee Botton & Deborah Davis
  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

The Piltdown Man, one of the biggest scientific frauds of the 20th century, demonstrates that everyone, even so-called experts, can be gullible. On December 18, 1912, Charles Dawson presented hominid bone fragments he had discovered in a gravel ...

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