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New Species of Human Discovered

Posted on Thursday, 28 October, 2004 | Comment icon 9 comments | News tip by: Purpleblanket


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"Scientists have discovered a new and tiny species of human that lived in Indonesia at the same time our own ancestors were colonising the world."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Dezmond on 28 October, 2004, 17:49
Nice discovery, I saw this yesterday on out news program. Really makes you wonder if their are still homo sapiens little different from us still alive somewhere.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Kellalor on 28 October, 2004, 23:33
Neat. I bet it was cute. Have they only found one skeleton? If so, how do they know it's a new species and not an anomaly?
Comment icon #3 Posted by brittish_gurl on 28 October, 2004, 23:37
Ryan, you're the new species of humans!!! lol
Comment icon #4 Posted by Vox on 29 October, 2004, 1:33
Well as the article actually describes there might still be secluded pockets of this offshoot race of homo erectus. However they are not homo sapiens so no one can actually judge whether they might be as intelligent as us, less intelligent, or possibly more. There are so many variables that could play for or against their favour. However the fact that we as a species are more widespread than them suggests that they were not as successful as we were be it for their size, ingenuity, or intelligence.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Boff on 29 October, 2004, 1:37
I heard they found 7 skeletons so far. Really intresting stuff
Comment icon #6 Posted by Janiel on 29 October, 2004, 1:52
The hobbitess are real afterall
Comment icon #7 Posted by AztecInca on 29 October, 2004, 6:10
Thats an amazing discovery, lets hope that more finds follow, just imagine what we may uncover from the past!
Comment icon #8 Posted by Pendekar Timur on 29 October, 2004, 22:50
well,i told you before.... south east asia have a lot of mysteries to uncover...!!
Comment icon #9 Posted by Desviaste on 30 October, 2004, 1:30
Flores in Indonesia have myths and folklore also as popular stories about a tribe of little people called Ebu Gogo (Discovery Channel). The fitting if not by coincidence by those two points: the past and the present, and the myth and reality usually having a common relative, gives a new dimension or a more reasonable state of research. As the radical discover by this new homo specie so well fitting the legend and the tale, the question of fundamentalization either skepticism either dogma raises a new kind of approach for a bridge between myth and science. Could this indicate myths should be vi... [More]


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