“Then there was Nebraska Man. And the Illustrated London News had a picture of what he and his wife were doing when they found the only, when they lost the only bit of evidence that the scientists found, which was, a single tooth. And from that tooth, they reconstructed the whole scene.

Well, they kept digging there in Nebraska and by 1927, they had found more fossil evidence and in a technical article, not in a daily newspaper, using a technical scientific name, not Nebraska Man, they quietly announced, ‘Oops, we made a mistake. That wasn’t an ape man. That was actually an extinct species of pig.’

So, that’s the real Nebraska man:

And I like to say that this is a case where a pig made a monkey out of a man.”

You can watch the lecture here.

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