Re: piltdown

Jim Foley (
5 Oct 1995 16:00:23 GMT

In article <44gofc$>,
Rick Grant <> wrote:

>It's not really an attack, Gould treats Teilhard with considerable
>respect as he dissects the man's behaviour during and following the
>discovery of Piltdown.
>The essay you want is called "Piltdown Revisited" and it is published
>in a collection of Gould's essays called "The Panda's Thumb". It's
>put out by W W Norton & Company, available in paperback, and can be
>found in pretty well any bookstore that has a decent science/nature

Also, Gould's subsequent book of essays, "Hen's Teeth and Horses' Toes",
has two more essays about Piltdown and Teilhard, and the response of
critics to his claim.


Jim (Chris) Foley,
Assoc. Prof. of Omphalic Envy Research interest:
Department of Anthropology Primitive hominids
University of Ediacara (Australopithecus creationistii)