Re: Piltdown dupes

John Wilkins (
Mon, 14 Aug 1995 12:01:16 +1000

In article <40jgcs$>, (Phil
Nicholls) wrote:

| (Rev EarlL) wrote:
| >Are you quite sure that the Sir Arthur to which you are referring is Conan
| >Doyle? Piltdown was a live issue in my generation in Palaeoanthrpology,
| >and we had to wrestle with E. A. Hooten's taking it hook, line and sinker.
| >But one of the lights who also gave considerable support to the "finds"
| >was Sir Arthur Keith. I personally doubt that Conan Doyle was enough with
| >it in this world to have noticed old Pilty.
| >Earl L. Langguth
| Actually, I heard a rumor that Conan-Doyle and Keith hated each other
| and that Conan Doyle actually planted the piltdown remains to humble
| Keith.

Jeez, Phil... you must know some *really old* people to hear a rumour like
that :)

John "Chris" Wilkins, Assoc. Prof. of Recent Runes, Uni of Ediacara
(Also: Head of Communication Services, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.