The Hobbit

There have been reports today of a 'new' species of human, nicknamed 'Hobbits'. The fully grown specimin found was three feet tall, and there is evidence of tool use. The species had a common ancestor with Homo Sapiens in Homo Erectus, and evolved seperately in Indonesia. There is some possibility that the species, Homo Floresiensis, evolved elsewhere and arrived on the islands.

Intriguingly, there is local legend of small people called Ebu Gogo living in the forest within living memory. Would it not be fantastic if the species survived? It would bring a whole new outlook on our position in the natural world - especially if they had very Homo Sapiens-like characteristics.