Thursday, September 22, 2005

Hobbit horizons...   posted by Theresa @ 9/22/2005 10:46:00 AM

For those of you in the UK, check out BBC's Horizon tonight for more on the Flores "microcephaly or not" question. (More here: Hobbit hhhmm....)

Professor Bob Martin, one of the team that is set to publish new evidence challenging the discovery team's original interpretation, says the Hobbit's brain is "worryingly" small and contradicts a fundamental law of biology.

"What this law says in simple terms is that if you halve body size, brain size is only reduced by 15%," he told the BBC's Horizon programme.

"So if you halve body size you don't halve brain size, the brain is reduced far less than that."