Even before the publication, the Chinese scientists Deng Tao and Qiu Zhanxiang had revealed the skull to be a crude forgery.
On the morning of July 19, 2001, French scientist Alain Beauvilain and three Chadian colleagues discovered a fossil cranium in the dunes of the Sahara Desert.
Bechly touches on the oldest australopithecine fossil skull ever found, from 3.8 million years ago.
It takes foresight to make complex tools and procedures that can restore the functions of other tools. A blind process can only see the immediate present.
A peculiar habit of disassociation is widespread among many who study the brain.