"The most recent and perhaps the most infamous evolution frauds was
committed in China and published in 1999 in the journal National
Geographic 196:98-107, November 1999. Dinosaur bones were put
together with the bones of a newer species of bird and they tried to
pass it off as a very important new evolutionary intermediate."
1- The Fraud is presented as a fraud of 'scientists' ("they"), which
is not correct. The National Geographic is definitely not a
scientific journal. In fact the publication of the Archeoraptor was
rejected by both 'Science' and 'Nature', about the most respectable
general scientific journals we have.
2 - To call it "perhaps the most infamous fraud" is also somewhat
over the top. The National geographic published in november '99 and
it was 'unmasked' as a fraud about three month later, which should
be considered pretty fast.
3 - The fraud was committed in China, in the commercial fossil
circuit. The case should give us more to think about the poverty of
the local fossil hunters, enticing them to 'embellish' finds, and
the commercial fossil racket, than about the scientific integrety of