Again this is from WIKI, do a little reading. A farmer did not write the article.<quoted text>
No, a farmer found a tooth.
He sent it in to the Smithsonian asking if it was a human ancestor.
The guy replied "Maybe". He was not an expert in swine dentition.
The farmer then leaked the story to a magazine which in turn hired an artist to draw up caveman pictures.
The story in the magazine was not based on any facts because the "facts' were "A farmer found a tooth that a scientist couldn't identify".
There was never a scientific paper written. No one in the scientific community took this story seriously.
It is a NON-story outside of the realm of Creationists.
In February of 1922, Harold Cook(a geologist) wrote to Dr. Henry Osborn to inform him of the tooth that he had had in his possession for some time. The tooth had been found years prior in the Upper Snake Creek beds of Nebraska along with other fossils typical of North America. Dr. Osborn received the specimen in March of 1922, and quickly set out to identify it. Osborn, along with Dr. William D. Matthew soon came to the conclusion that the tooth had belonged to an anthropoid ape (now referred to as simians). They then passed the tooth along to William K. Gregory and Dr. Milo Hellman who agreed that the tooth belonged to an anthropoid ape more closely related to humans than to other apes. Only a few months later, an article was published in Science announcing the discovery of a manlike ape in North America. An illustration of H. haroldcookii was done by artist Amédée Forestier, who modeled the drawing on the proportions of "Pithecanthropus" (now Homo erectus), the "Java ape-man," for the Illustrated London News. Osborn was not impressed with the illustration, calling it: "a figment of the imagination of no scientific value, and undoubtedly inaccurate,"(this quote is not in the article referenced).