Friday, July 02, 2010

Ilya Somin Has Fun With the Press

The Volokh Conspiracy has a post about the finding by Colin Groves that the species Homo floresiensis is not pathological but truly represents a species of hominid. He is amused that they are perennially referred to in the press as "hobbits," and writes:
This provides additional scientific confirmation for Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. After all, Tolkien’s hobbits were clearly a distinct species as well, one that did not interbreed with the other hominids of Middle Earth. We already had proof that the prehistoric hobbits “travelled half a world,” which is evidence that at least some of them were on an epic quest to destroy the Ring of Power just as Tolkien described.

Tolkien’s theories are gathering more and more scientific support all the time. I look forward to equally rigorous proof of the existence of elves, dwarves, balrogs, and orcs. As I pointed out in my first post on this subject, we in the blogosphere have already sighted numerous trolls even more ferocious than those described by the great author.

Frodo lives!
As Dr. Bombay would say: HAW!!

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  1. Acutally, there has been rumour in the Shire that the Tooks have interbred with elves. "It was often said (..) that long ago one of the Took ancestors must have taken a fairy wife." (The Hobbit, chapter 1).
    So that would mean that hobbits are related to fairies (elves), and in creationist terms belong to the same baramin...