I just want to say that the “hominid”:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3948165.stm remains discovered in Indonesia, of a wholly unknown species, extinct no more than 12,000 years ago, tool-making and, if it were to get to the island, at least descended from a boat-building primates, is one of the most wonderful scientific stories of my lifetime. The creature was only a metre tall, and a brain the size of a chimpanzee’s — 380cc.
Oh, and one more thing. _Nature,_ where the real story appears, wants $30.00 for a peek at a single article. Even a creature with a brain the size of a grapefruit could be smarter and more moral than that.