She has been called a hobbit, a deformed human, and even an “alien from Earth.” Discovered twelve years ago on the Indonesian island of Flores, her bones have sparked debates about who she is, how she came to be here, and what her relation is to us. 633 more words
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Hobbit Man – maybe a new branch in hominid evolution?
If there is a contact sport in science it is physical anthropology (though the brewing battle between run-of-the-mill boring atheists and the new-atheists is brewing nicely.) Human origins has a long history of acrimony and arguing and it appears that Hobbit man is fitting right in. 790 more words
Pathology or Paradigm Shift? Human Evolution, Ad Hominem Science, and the Inexplicable Hobbits of Flores, Indonesia.
by Kenneth W. Krause.
Kenneth W. Krause is a contributing editor and “Science Watch” columnist for the Skeptical Inquirer. Formerly a contributing editor and books columnist for the… 6.525 more words
Homo floresiensis, or the ‘hobbit’ in popular media, turned 10 years old last month. Well, it’s more accurate to say the study of the hobbit turned 10 years old. 839 more words