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Update on Hobbit Man - Lucy's Little Brother?

Copyright 2015, Dennis Mitton

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

Human Evolution

Arguments Against Evolution pt. 8

The previous post followed the lineage of our own species up until the australopithecines. We now turn to our Homo predecessors in this, the eight and final post in the “Arguments Against Evolution” series. 1.064 more words


Episode Baru Kisah Hobbit Flores

Jikalau anda pemerhati sejarah dan kepurbakalaan Indonesia, tentu anda tahu tentang kontroversi tentang Homo floresiensis. Setelah 10 tahun setelah ditemukannya fosil hobbit kita menemukan lagi bahan bakar api kontroversi ini 354 more words

Bard's Tavern

[our understanding of] The ‘hobbit’ is growing up!

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


31 October 2014: Homo floresiensis, aka the Hobbit, now 10 years old

It wasn’t as momentous as Copernicus displacing Earth from the centre of the universe, or Darwin displacing humans from the centre of creation, but ten years ago a team of Australian and Indonesian palaeontologsits announced a discovery that changed the way scientists view not just the history of humans, but the history of the entire human clade. 391 more words

Did Hobbits Live among Us Recently?

The Indonesian island of Flores and its neighbors host two unusual languages, called Ke’o and Ngadha. They have extremely simple grammar — surprising for Austronesian languages, which generally have complex grammar. 253 more words

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