Rewind to 30,000 years ago. As well as modern humans, three other hominin species were around: the Neanderthals in Europe and western Asia, the Denisovans in Asia, and the “hobbits” from the Indonesian island of Flores.
The hobbits could have survived until as recently as 18,000 years ago. They may have been wiped out by a large volcanic eruption, according to geological evidence from the area. Living on one small island will also leave a species more vulnerable to extinction when disaster strikes.
We do not know enough about the Denisovans to even ask why they died out. All we have from them is a small finger bone and two teeth.
Notice how the BBC story is carefully crafted to make humans sound like animals as if intelligence does not matter. That is Darwin’s central theory, the greatest idea anyone ever invented?
It is unclear that any of these groups ever were separate species. Is that not just more Darwinspeak?
The serious discussion of what “separate species” means never happens because no Darwin follower can afford it.
Small finger bone, two teeth, big theory. Brits pay.
See also: The Little Lady of Flores spoke from the grave. But said what, exactly?
Neanderthal Man: The long-lost relative turns up again, this time with documents
A deep and abiding need for Neanderthals to be stupid. Why?