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Fraudulent research boosts careers

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Tuesday was the centennial of the grossest fraud of 20th-century science: Piltdown man. It is a case worth remembering. On Dec. 18, 1912, amateur geologist Charles Dawson presented to the Geological Society of London a partial skull. It was purported to be a human ancestor 500,000 to 1 million years old, an age scientists now assign to Homo erectus. Dawson said he had found the fossils in a gravel pit near Piltdown Common, south of ...


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