BBC News posted an article updating the story of Homo florensiensis, the so-called “Hobbit Man” miniature-human fossil (see 10/27/2004). Opponents of the “missing link” interpretation are becoming more ardent in their claim that the fossils represent diseased modern humans with a condition known as microcephaly. The discoverers are not convinced.
Wait for this story to play out before jumping to conclusions. If like most early man claims, it will be debunked in time. Never be swayed by initial claims. Wait for “the rest of the story.”