Piltdown Man and Nebraska Man:
These fake "proofs" for evolution were used in the infamous
"Scopes Monkey Trial" and were entered in the court record.
Evolution eventually entered our schools based on lies.

What you will read:

  • Preface

  • Piltdown Man and Nebraska Man were presented as proofs of evolution by "expert" witnesses during the Scopes trial

  • Exactly what were "Piltdown Man" and "Nebraska Man"?

  • Telling excerpts

  • In spite of the deep deception, reality remains the same

  • More on Piltdown Man (links)

*** PREFACE ***

Piltdown Man and Nebraska Man were submitted as proofs of evolution during the infamous Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925. Even though Scopes lost for having broken a Tennessee law (there is more to this story), it was not long after this that evolution was taught in the schools. Many look at the Scopes trial as the time when "scientific" knowledge gained the upper hand in men's minds over the Bible. THESE TWO PROOFS (Piltdown Man and Nebraska Man) WOULD ONE DAY BE SHOWN TO BE FRAUDS--YET TODAY EVOLUTION HAS A GREATER STRONGHOLD THAN EVER ON MEN'S MINDS. Because men do not receive the love of the truth (the Bible--"thy word is truth"), God gives them over to strong delusion that they should believe a lie like evolution.


During the infamous Scopes "Monkey Trial", Piltdown Man and Nebraska Man were mentioned in affidavits by "expert witnesses" Fay-Cooper Cole and Horatio Newman (professors at the University of Chicago), and Judge Raulston allowed their reports to be read into the court record on July 20, 1925.

These alleged ape-men fossils were offered as evidence of evolution. (excerpted from, "The Scopes Trial" wayoflife.org)


  • Piltdown Man (Eoanthropus Dawsoni). Discovered by Charles Dawson in a gravel pit near the village of Piltdown, England. Officially announced in 1912. Piltdown man was accepted by experts at the British Museum (and elsewhere) as an ANCIENT apeman. There were some dissenting voices after the "discovery" of Piltdown, but they were largely ignored. People obviously wanted to believe in evolution. In 1953, Piltdown Man was revealed as a hoax. IT WAS A COMPOSITE MIXTURE OF--

    • skull bone from a MODERN HUMAN,
    • a stained CHIMPANZEE TOOTH,
    • a jaw from a MODERN ORANGUTAN WITH FILED DOWN TEETH to look "humanlike" and "treated with chemicals to make it look 'ancient,' and buried it alongside similarly treated human skull fragments in a place where it would be easily found" [Biology God's Living Creation (copyright 2007), A Beka, page 274; Evolution Encyclopedia, Chapter 18 Appendix Part 1].

    Piltdown Man was accepted by "experts" as a legitimate human ancestor for about 40 years. It was used to silence Bible-believers and was broadcast all over the world as proof of evolution. All kinds of illustrations and drawings were made (much like today). Information on Piltdown was put into textbooks, museums, encyclopedias. "Arthur Woodward of the British Museum devoted an entire book, The Earliest Englishman to Piltdown. Finally in 1953, the British Museum announced that the 'fossils' had proven to be fabricated." [Scopes, wayoflife.org, printout page 7]

  • Nebraska Man (Hesperopithecus). RECONSTRUCTED FROM A SINGLE TOOTH found in Nebraska in 1922. IT WAS A PIG'S TOOTH. In June of 1922,
    "Illustrated London News published a two-page black and white drawing of Nebraska Man based on collaboration with Graftorn Elliot Smith of the British Natural History Museum. The drawing depicts Mr. and Mrs. Nebraska Man. They are stooped and naked, human in body and somewhat ape-like in face. . .A couple of months before the Scopes Trial, Henry Osborn wrote that Nebraska Man 'constitutes infinitesimal but irrefutable evidence that the man-ape wandered over from Asia into North America" (The Forum, May 1925)

    It turned out that Nebraska Man was based upon a single tooth that was later found to belong to a pig. . ." [Scopes, wayoflife.org printout page 7]

    Another excerpt,

    "Nebraska Man was a key evidence at the Scopes trial in July 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee. In 1928, it was discovered that the tooth belonged to "an extinct pig"! IN 1972, LIVING SPECIMENS OF THE SAME PIG WERE FOUND IN PARAGUAY. Grafton Smith, one of those involved in publicizing "Nebraska Man" was knighted for his efforts in making known this fabulous find." [Evolution Encyclopedia Volume 2, Chapter 18 Ancient Man, html page 6-7]

    NEBRASKA "MAN" WAS A PIG! AND IT WAS USED AS *KEY* EVIDENCE IN THE SCOPES TRIAL TO PROVE EVOLUTION. The net result of the Scopes trial was to make Bible believers look bad, to get Americans to disbelieve the Bible, to get Americans to believe the scientists, and to get evolution taught in American schools. All based on lies.


From Evolution Encyclopedia Volume 2, Chapter 18, Appendix Part 1, html page 11--

"There is a danger of relying on too few measurements, . . An example of this difficulty is provided by the famous case of Hesperopithecus. This generic name was given to a fossil tooth found in Nebraska in 1922, on the assumption that it represented an extinct type of anthropoid ape. . .As is well known the tooth proved later to be that of a fossil peccary [a piglike animal]. . .there can be few paleontologists who have not erred in this way at some time or another!" --W.E. Le Gros Clark, The Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution (1964), pp. 26-27.

The inglorious end of Nebraska Man:

"Two years after the 'Monkey Trial' [in Dayton, Tennessee, where Nebraska Man was extolled as the great evidence that man descended from apes],' a team of paleontologists returned to the Nebraska site where Hesperopithecus had been discovered five years earlier, determined to find more of this mysterious creature. To their joy, weathering had exposed parts of a jaw and skeleton on the precise spot. Eagerly, they brushed away dust and sand until the ancient fossil emerged to tell its truth--the infamous molar had once belong[ed] to an extinct pig!"--R Milner, Encyclopedia of Evolution (1990), p. 322

As a result of the Scopes trial,

"'Multitudes of nominal Christians capitulated to theistic evolution [our note: meaning God used evolution to make the world], and even those who retained their belief in creation retreated from the arena of conflict' (Morris, The History of Modern Creationism, p. 74)." [Cloud, The Scopes Trial, wayoflife.org, printout page 8]

An ACLU flip flop--

The ACLU's role in the Scopes trial is telling. Whereas in 1925 they sued to allow the teaching of evolution in America's public schools, pretending that they only wanted freedom of expression in education, in 2000, in the case of Kitzmiller v. Dover, they sued to prevent the teaching of an alternative to evolution (intelligent design). The back cover of Jonathan Wells' The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design states:

'Why did the ACLU turn from defending the free-speech rights of Darwinists to silencing their opponents? Jonathan Wells reveals that, for today's Darwinists, there may be no other choice: unable to fend off growing challenges from scientists, or to compete with rival theories better adapted to the latest evidence, Darwinism--like Marxism and Freudianism before it--is simply unfit to survive.'" [Cloud, The Scopes Trial, wayoflife.org, printout page 8]


Some people know about the fake evolution evidence, but many do not and evolution is still being taught and is widely believed. To make matters worse, the Bible is being hidden from American children and is spoken against.

In spite of the deep deception covering the land, reality remains the same--

  • God made us.
  • God speaks to us by his word. It is recorded in black and white in the Authorized Version of 1611 of the Bible. No guessing is involved as to what God's requirements are.
  • The Bible reveals that men have sinned against God and are under a death sentence.
  • God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance and faith in his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

All the nations have their own gods. The God of America is the God of the Bible. Not all Americans have been Christians; however, there was a general consensus that the Bible was our book. Under the principles of freedom, the new nation of America ascended quickly and her industrious citizens lived commodiously and comfortably.

"...the historic power and vitality of the West has been in Biblical faith and law." (Rousas John Rushdoony, Institutes of Biblical Law, Vol. 1, page 5)

Because men received not the love of the truth (the word of God), they were sent strong delusion that they should believe a lie (their children are paying a heavy price because they are little and are growing up without God's word). At this point, many people will believe scientists, false prophets, tv make-believe stories, newspapers, etc.--anything but the Bible. At the current time, men have even been tricked into thinking that there can be good laws that oppose the Bible. Men have set themselves in opposition to God's word and they are in big trouble--now and, if they do not repent, forever.

Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

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