Talk:Pseudofossil

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Fakes[edit]

Are naturally produced pseudofossils really lumped together with manmade fakes as our article suggests? --Wetman 11:08, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I've always used or known the term as a natural chunk o' stuff that looked like it could have been a fossil. That's why I made the fraud heading to distinguish. May need more clarifying though. Vsmith 12:24, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)
I've removed Piltdown Man and other references to manufactured fossils. By definition, pseudofossils are inorganic objects that resemble fossils. Piltdown Man includes real organic fossil material, but is a fake because it is a collection of unrelated remains that were planted in a location where they didn't belong. A fossil fake -yes; pseudofossil - no. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Zamphuor (talkcontribs) 13:57, 13 April 2007 (UTC).

Sorry forgot to sign. --Zamphuor 13:59, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Another thing - why is this page connected to "WikiProject Paranormal". If no one offers a good explanation (other than there is an unproved link between the hoax and Arthur Conan Doyle, not even mentioned on this page, and that ACD happened to be interested in the paranormal) I'll remove it shortly. --Zamphuor 14:11, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
Removed. Vsmith 03:09, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

I think dubiofossil should be merged into this article. What are your thoughts? --Harizotoh9 (talk) 05:52, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

I don't think so. They are distinct. Dubiofossil is to pseudofossil as UFO is to aeroplane. 150.203.35.193 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 07:25, 25 July 2013 (UTC)