An increased recapture rate suggests fraud in Kettlewell's data (Talk.Origins)
In one of Bernard Kettlewell's peppered moth studies, his moth recapture rate increased greatly beginning on July 1. July 1 was also the date on which E. B. Ford sent Kettlewell a letter commiserating with him for the low recapture rates. This suggests that Kettlewell cheated to increase his recapture rates.
- Hooper, Judith, 2002. Of Moths and Men: An Evolutionary Tale. New York: W.W. Norton
Talk Origins seems to be correct on this point. At best this claim would be impossible to prove.
It needs to be noted that the traditional peppered moth story is no way a threat to creation science. Not only do the peppered moths remain peppered moths but it does not even represent a change in the peppered moth gene pool but only a temporary shift in populations. The fact that Evolutionists even consider this evidence for evolution is a sign of desperation.