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Friday, September 21, 2007

Did Tolkien Visit Middle Earth?

Assumingly most have, at least heard the name, if not read, J. R. R. Tolkien’s book, The Hobbit. In his book, he speaks of a place, he calls, Middle-Earth.

But new discovers may have actually found these very hobbits, or the evolutionary trail of their linage, of which he wrote.

All this time, we merely thought his writings were of fantasy and fairy tale, but maybe Tolkien knew something the rest of us did not.


evelyn h. said...

Interestingly, this morning I read an article in the paper about the set of bones scientists call the Hobbit. It seems that some scientists are now not so sure that this set of bones, in particular the wrist bones, are human, but that they are more pre-human (in their words.) It'll be interesting to watch how this all plays out.

Spanish Inquisitor said...

Nothing really new here. They've been known for a few years. Just another discovery in the ongoing evolution of man.

And no one really thinks they are real "Hobbits", since those are creatures of the imagination of Tolkien. It's just a fanciful way of referring to them.

I know you were posting a light hearted piece, Tim, with tongue firmly planted in cheek. Hobbits don't exist, just like Adam and Eve. :)

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