1. Standard memberBosse de Nage
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    25 Oct '05 09:54
    The histories of religion and science alike are replete with frauds, so much so that at times they resemble freakshows. So roll up, carnie's waitin', air your favourite frauds here.

    Dj2, would you oblige me with the tale of Nebraskan Man?
  2. Standard memberHalitose
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    25 Oct '05 10:15
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    The histories of religion and science alike are replete with frauds, so much so that at times they resemble freakshows. So roll up, carnie's waitin', air your favourite frauds here.

    Dj2, would you oblige me with the tale of Nebraskan Man?
    http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/piltdown.html
  3. Standard memberBosse de Nage
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    25 Oct '05 10:20
    Originally posted by Halitose
    http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/piltdown.html
    I was hoping this would be a bit more like show & tell, with stories rather than links--for a carnival atmosphere, you understand.

    Piltdown man...I recall the tale from school...So the earnest Darwinian was duped by the devious Dawson's ape-and-human hybrid? Thankfully, the fossil record could be used to expose the fake.
  4. Standard memberHalitose
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    25 Oct '05 10:31
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    I was hoping this would be a bit more like show & tell, with stories rather than links--for a carnival atmosphere, you understand.

    Piltdown man...I recall the tale from school...So the earnest Darwinian was duped by the devious Dawson's ape-and-human hybrid? Thankfully, the fossil record could be used to expose the fake.
    They dated the skull and jawbone and found the jawbone to be merely decades old. The fossil record? It wasn't discarded because it didn't fit the evolution model, but because it was clearly a constructed fraud.
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    25 Oct '05 10:33
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    The histories of religion and science alike are replete with frauds, so much so that at times they resemble freakshows. So roll up, carnie's waitin', air your favourite frauds here.

    Dj2, would you oblige me with the tale of Nebraskan Man?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Popoff
  6. Standard memberBosse de Nage
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    25 Oct '05 10:381 edit
    Originally posted by lausey
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Popoff
    "Popoff is also known for sending packets of Miracle Spring Water to his viewers"...Good to see there's an alternative to snake-oil out there.
  7. Standard membershavixmir
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    25 Oct '05 10:58
    Surely the greatest fraud is the dinosaurs.
    I mean all those mad left wing scientists going around, planting fake bones and trying to convince us giant bloody lizards roamed the earth...

    pfffft...

    Like I'm gonna fall for the old: "It's a dino bone" trick...
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    25 Oct '05 11:34
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    Surely the greatest fraud is the dinosaurs.
    I mean all those mad left wing scientists going around, planting fake bones and trying to convince us giant bloody lizards roamed the earth...

    pfffft...

    Like I'm gonna fall for the old: "It's a dino bone" trick...
    Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. Despite that, it still seems a little above you.
  9. Standard memberHalitose
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    25 Oct '05 12:10
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    Surely the greatest fraud is the dinosaurs.
    I mean all those mad left wing scientists going around, planting fake bones and trying to convince us giant bloody lizards roamed the earth...

    pfffft...

    Like I'm gonna fall for the old: "It's a dino bone" trick...
    Were you trying to be funny?
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    25 Oct '05 12:23
    Originally posted by Halitose
    Were you trying to be funny?
    Some-one almost laughed in spirituality forum SHOCK!!!

    Has there been a collective sense of humour failiure on the god side of the bored?
  11. Standard memberHalitose
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    25 Oct '05 12:28
    Originally posted by aardvarkhome
    Some-one almost laughed in spirituality forum SHOCK!!!

    Has there been a collective sense of humour failiure on the god side of the bored?
    Okay, I admit I chuckled, but I kinda miss the jokes that aren't riddled with prejudice and sarcasm. Humour should rise above all that cr@p...

    Here's a neutral one: Time is relative - the length of a minute depends on which side of the bathroom door you are.
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