Piltdown hoax

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Synonyms for Piltdown hoax

a supposedly primitive man later proven to be a hoax

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Dropping the grim comment about involvement in the Piltdown hoax is a lot like some of the hit-and-run stuff that has been going on with people who want to maintain momentum behind such nonsense as whether President Obama was really born in Hawaii.
Here we find discussions of the Piltdown hoax and the potential dispute (actually resolved peacefully) between Darwin and Wallace concerning the credit for the discovery of evolution.