In 1912 Piltdown Man hit the headlines. Evidence of the evolutionary 'missing link' between apes and humans had been found, in England. For the next 40 years this momentous discovery influenced research into human evolution.<quoted text>
Many Creationist are stuck on the ape. Perhaps man evolved from an ape or some other being. The point is that plants and animals evolve through the process of natural selection and mutation, which is a proven fact. What about horses and donkey producing a mule? Ooops, you didn't think about that did you? What about closely related plants being combined and producing hybrid fruits? What about genetically engineered plants? You have no idea what you are talking about.
Then in 1953 Piltdown hit the headlines again, this time revealed as a hoax, a scientific fraud of shocking proportions. Who did it and why? Follow the story so far.