Desmond Morris muses on Homo floresiensis, the recently discovered species of human, and the challenges thrown up for religions.
Personally, I long to be told that he can talk.
It will make him a much more effective bridge between us and the apes, forcing religions to re-examine many of their basic beliefs.
Flores can expect to host teams of scientists eager to learn more
In theory, the existence of Mini-Man should destroy religion, but I can already hear the fanatics claiming that he has been put on earth by the Devil simply to test our faith.
Which brings up an even more intriguing question: does Mini-Man perform special burial rituals and does he therefore believe in an afterlife?