New doubts have been cast on the idea that a species of small humans lived on the island of Flores.
Few anthropological discoveries have been as fiercely debated in recent times as the finding in 2004 of bones in Indonesia of what some believed to be a previously unknown species of human with an abnormally small stature.
In a flat world there is an explanation to everything.
Posted 06 August 2014 - 02:33 PM
Guess that kills my thread about the first person found with Down Syndrome on this forum... The hobbit was there first!
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People are born all the time with varies traits and uncommon defeciencies. Just because this little guy was found on an island it somehow makes a difference? Ive seen ppl w/ down syndrome and ppl that are 3 ft tall. Yea big woop!!
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Posted 06 August 2014 - 11:15 PM
This was suggested from the beginning by critics and is nothing new. The remains of nine individuals have been discovered, confirming the size of the first set of skeletal remains were not anomalous. The Down Syndrome hypothesis is highly suspect and based on the analysis of a single skull.
Edited by John Wesley Boyd, 06 August 2014 - 11:16 PM.
Down syndrome isn't caused by air pollution, life style or eating junk food. The only known cause is age of the birth mother as the chances increase of having a Down syndrome baby the older a mother is.
I have my doubts about the theory. Take that with a grain of salt, as I have no relevant qualifications.
However, the man proposing the theory, Maciej Henneburg, has been a hobbit skeptic pretty much ever since the announcement of the discovery of the hobbit skeletons. In previous years his theory was that the hobbits were normal humans with microcephaly (congenitally small brains). Now they're normal humans with Down Syndrome.
By contrast, other studies have pointed out the hobbit skeletons share anatomical characteristics with primitive humans such as Homo habilis.