Talk:Homo floresiensis

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I am disappointed by the state of the article's lead. It is currently very short, having been cut back from the longer version that was there in the past, for example in this revision. Looking through the article's revision history, it seems that most of the cut backs were made by Kortoso in April this year. I think the cut backs were excessive. The older version of the lead may have been too long, but the current version goes too far in the other direction. It fails to mention basic factual information such as the age of the remains. FreeKnowledgeCreator (talk) 00:05, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Ebu Gogo[edit]

I deleted the section on Ebu Gogo as no longer relevant in view of the redating. An editor has reverted stating that it is historically relevant. I do not agree. It was always borderline fringe speculation, and now it is clearly wrong it has no place in an article on a serious scientific subject. What do other editors thing? Dudley Miles (talk) 16:47, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

I think speculation on recent survival is the main reason 90% of readers will find their way to this article. I don't think it can be left out, but perhaps it can be dismissed to a sentence or two.-- (talk) 17:50, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
@Dudley Miles: I have trimmed Ebu Gogo which had too much undue information about the extinct hominid as if the connection between H.f. and the Ebu Gogo lore were an established fact. I agree that the redating downgrades these speculations from dubious to debunked, but do you happen to know a source which explicitly says the latter? I still want to keep some mention of it in the Ebu Gogo article, because many readers will look it up because of H.f., but I want to add a sentence that puts the hypothesis into the right perspective. –Austronesier (talk) 09:25, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
You could try [1]. Dudley Miles (talk) 10:59, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

there are two different "dating" sections[edit]

^^ (talk) 14:40, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

The first one is a brief summary so I have moved it to the lead. Dudley Miles (talk) 16:20, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Taxonomic Error[edit]

Based on all my other reading on this topic the following statement is inaccurate:

"within the taxonomic tribe of Hominini, which includes all species that are more closely related to humans than to chimpanzees"

Chimpanzees are a part of the Hominini tribe (as correctly pointed out in other Wikipedia articles related to this topic). The quote above should probably say, "more closely related to humans than to gorillas".

Dmulliga (talk) 17:59, 3 March 2018 (UTC) Dan Mulligan, Baton Rouge, LA

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