back to article Human or Hobbit: it is all in the wrist

A fresh analysis of the fossilised skeleton that sparked the Hobbit controversy, has provided more evidence to support the claim that Homo floresiensis is a new species of hominid, the Guardian reports, and not a diseased human with a shrunken and malformed brain. The skeleton was found on the Indonesian island of Flores back …

COMMENTS

This topic is closed for new posts.
Anonymous Coward

Both could be correct

"One group of people are going to be 100% wrong in what they have said, which is a situation that is rare in science."

Maybe it's a new-to-science hominid that was suffering from microcephaly. Then both sides are at least part right.

0
0

Maybe ...

... they found the ancestors of Pat Robertson and the Kansas Board of Education? *They* have evolutionarily small brains, are of little stature, and generally cause disagreements when common sense seems to say otherwise too.

0
0

Piffle!

They're all wrong. The bones were put there by God to test our faith! Don't you people ever read the news?

0
0

History again

asking a group of scientists to review a theory is like asking a bunch of cops to review the law.

0
0

@Leo Maxwell

Huh? Its called the Scientific Method: publish your evidence and allow the scientific community to evaluate your theory, data and conclusions until a conclusive consensus is reached. That conclusion is then agreed to be the "correct" one until further evidence comes along to force a revision.

Nothing unusual here - its how science works. Sadly, "the media" doesn't understand that so thinks that scientists arguing shows that the science is wrong.

0
0
Silver badge

@Boldman

Don't worry, the people won't understand either.

Still, what will be easy to remember is that "it's all in the wrist".

Right, I've got my coat . .

0
0
Anonymous Coward

Soul-searching

They'll need to excavate the creature's soul to convince me - and then ask it if was aware of its previous existence? Time to bring in Colin Fry....

0
0
This topic is closed for new posts.

Forums