Piltdown Hoax — Today?:The Piltdown Hoax had a decades-long negative impact on our understanding of human evolution. One of the issues that science grapples with today, is the rush to publish “new finds” on the web before peer review and discipline-wide assessment has occurred.
- Could this result in another Piltdown Hoax today? Why or why not.
- Would Dart have benefited from web publication? Why or why not.
- Can you think of how the “rush to publication” is problematic? Please explain.