RAW DOGMA written by Nkrumah Steward
|maybe Neanderthals and modern man didn’t screw each other after all
Professor Reiner Protsch von Zieten world renowned cigar-smoking German anthropologist known for his love of Cuban cigars, gold watches and porches was exposed as a fraud when it was discovered that not only did he pass off fake fossils as real ones and had plagiarized other scientists' work, he didn’t even know how to work his own carbon dating machine.
The University of Frankfurt announced that they forced Protsch von Zieten to retire due to numerous “falsehoods and manipulations”.
"Anthropology is going to have to completely revise its picture of modern man between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago," said Thomas Terberger, the archaeologist who discovered the hoax. "Professor Protsch's work appeared to prove that anatomically modern humans and Neanderthals had co-existed, and perhaps even had children together. This now appears to be rubbish."
Evidently the good professor was caught while police were investigating him trying to sell his department's entire chimpanzee skull collection.
The professor that led the investigation into Protsch’s academic activities said that although the professor refused to meet with the university about them nailing him to the wall they still held 10 sittings with 12 witnesses.
"Their stories about him were increasingly bizarre. After a while it was hard to take it seriously. You had to laugh. It was just unbelievable.” said Professor Ulrich Brandt “At the end of the day what he did was incredible."
Evidently this guy would just make stuff up. Literally. It was like he thought he was Ron L. Hubbard or something.
Like for example, he said he found a 50 million year old "half-ape" skeleton called Adapis in Switzerland. He found it in France, and it wasn’t half anything it was all ape.
Apparently having a career in academia is very competitive. There are only so many grants and scholarships to win and your value to the university is measured in how much you generate in grant money for your research.
This guy figured he needed to make a name for himself to get ahead so he just took his claims to an obscene level.
I am just glad that this guy got caught. Better late than never I say. I guess this could be seen as an example of the system policing itself. If you are going to try for a career in academia you better be up on your shit because if there are five people trying to get four grants then that fifth person is going to watching your ass to because he wants your spot.
I remember when I was in college it seemed like every time we read about a philosopher he always had an arch-enemy somewhere countering and objecting to everything that he had to say. After a while you just had to laugh. Literally every philosopher had a detractor that was basically pushing his own take on things and calling the other persons position hogwash.
Now it makes sense. They were probably both trying to gain recognition the authority on whatever esoteric topic they were bantering about so they could start bringing in the bacon.
Since professors at most universities have to publish a book on something every few years just to keep their jobs its no wonder why books come out every now and then that make fantastic claims like Abraham Lincoln was really gay, Pope John VIII was really a woman or Napoleon Bonaparte was actually the anti-Christ.
I mean this guy lost his shame years ago. He told some of his students as recently as just last year that he had personally examined Hitler's and Eva Braun's bones.
Der Spiegel magazine revealed just last October that Professor Reiner Protsch von Zieten’s father was actually a Nazi MP and not a famous general, and according to the university, Protsch is also being investigated for, in addition to all of the bogus monkeys he supposedly dug up, shredding literally thousands of documents relating to the Nazis’ scientific experiments in the 1930s.
As the end was drawing near it is believed that he began selling the heads of skeletons to friends from the Universities own anthropology department’s “bone cellar” because these friends of his didn’t want to see him exposed.
Didn’t want to see him exposed? Whatever happened to the truth? How does that get lost in all of this? Your friends would rather continue having the world working off a bogus human timetable than to you exposed as a fraud?
You know what they say, if you get tired of beating a dead horse don’t just resurrect it, say you carbon dated it to be 30,000 years older than you originally thought, then super glue some wings on its back and call it a Pegasus.