" We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged." - Dissent from Darwin

Natural selection [is used] carelessly as a mantra, as in the evidence-free “just-so stories” concocted out of thin air by mentally lazy adaptationists. (Stephen Jay Gould)

In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God's existence. (Isaac newton)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

How HOBBIT became human

Researchers now believe that the fossils' little primordial features, which other scientists previously reckoned belonged to a more primitive species, could in fact be humans affected by a well known and documented medical condition.

They added that, "this extreme form of cretinism is the result of severe iodine deficiency in pregnancy in combination with a number of other environmental factors."

Although majority of the people who've taken a glance at the fossils have been trying to understand it from an evolutionary perspective, these two propose that this was an "environmentally caused problem."

Story Untellers:
Dr Peter Obendorf and Dr Ben Kefford, from RMIT's School of Applied Sciences
Hobbits declared human

Storytellers : Friends of Darwin Web Site
Let's not call them Hobbits

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