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Hobbits confirmed as new species of human

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posted on Jul, 14 2013 @ 07:51 AM
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Not buying it. Island dwarfism is a fact. Many animals, like dwarf elephants on Crete, shrink in size because of fewer resources.

The hobbits may have started like us, or a Homo erectus like ancestor, and then shrunk because of scarce resources. This does not imply a pathology, but rather an adaptation to the environment.

I read somewhere that the evolution to "hobbitism" may have taken as little as 500 years. If true, it shows how rapidly our DNA can adapt to changing environments.

It's a shame that they didn't make it to the modern age.






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