New study: hobbit fossil re-classified as modern human

I’m always amused at the constant shifting of the narrative, and the lack of anyone noticing or caring, amongst the progs. It’s just like the abrupt switches in doctrine in Orwell’s ‘1984’: “Oceania is at war with Eastasia; Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia!” / “Oceania is at war with Eurasia; Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia!”
Even some non-religious folks, like Fred Reed, and the late philosopher David Stove, have found Darwinian evolution by natural selection to be a dubious proposition; how much more for us Christians…
Yet the progs need the evolution narrative, because it is useful to their purposes, and so keep pushing it relentlessly, and pooh-poohing the views of skeptics, religious and otherwise…


From, a sober revision about a fossil discovery that received a lot of attention when it was announced. (H/T Lindsay)


In October 2004, excavation of fragmentary skeletal remains from the island of Flores in Indonesia yielded what was called “the most important find in human evolution for 100 years.” Its discoverers dubbed the find Homo floresiensis, a name suggesting a previously unknown species of human.

Now detailed reanalysis by an international team of researchers including Robert B. Eckhardt, professor of developmental genetics and evolution at Penn State, Maciej Henneberg, professor of anatomy and pathology at the University of Adelaide, and Kenneth Hsü, a Chinese geologist and paleoclimatologist, suggests that the single specimen on which the new designation depends, known as LB1, does not represent a new species. Instead, it is the skeleton of a developmentally abnormal human and, according to the researchers, contains important features most consistent…

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