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Precious Bones

Does this man has a skeleton in his closet? Or has he hidden it somewhere else?

The remains of an extinct metre-high human species have become virtually as hidden as they were before their discovery last year rocked the world of palaeontology.

 

One of Indonesia’s leading palaeontologists is refusing to hand back the remains to the team that found them on the Indonesian island of Flores.

 

As reported last year, Professor Teuku Jacob, of Gadjah Mada University, grabbed the remains of the seven creatures – dubbed “hobbits” – and locked them in his safe, refusing to let other scientists study them. He was not in the Australian-Indonesian team that found the bones, but was given them by an Indonesian team member.

Why do I have an image in my mind of a deluded Professor running around with the remains, saying “must have precious!”?

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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