Saturday, March 8, 2008

Archaeoraptor Liaoningensis: Fake Dinosaur-bird ancestor

Today I want to point out another evolution fraud, this time committed in China and published in 1999 in the journal "National Geographic" 196:98-107, November, 1999. Dinosaur bones were put together with the bones of a newer species of bird, and they tried to pass it off as a very important new evolutionary intermediate.

"Feathers For T-Rex?", Christopher P. Sloan, National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 196, No. 5, November, 1999, pp.99,100,105

"National Geographic has reached an all-time low for engaging in sensationalistic, unsubstantiated, tabloid journalism."
(Storrs L. Olson, Smithsonian Institution)

1 comment:

satire and theology said...

As a scholar, I aim to always present something in integrity. There is always a great danger that a fraud will be found out eventually.