Thursday, November 25, 2004

Wink, wink, nudge, nudge

On my walk across England last fall, I visited the site of the discovery of Piltdown Man, the infamous fake fossil skull that English paleontologists trumpeted as "the missing link." Although non-British scientists doubted the find from the beginning, it was decades before the fraud was definitely exposed. No one yet knows for sure who was the perpetrator.

I stopped for a pint at the local pub, formerly The Lamb. I thought you might like to see the sign. The gleaming eyeball. The mischievous smirk.