No, this isn’t about the travails of Peter Jackson’s prequel.
A new paper was just released on the so-called Homo floresiensis, popularly referred to as the “hobbit” that has been touted as a new species of human. This study (scroll down again) argues that the hobbit isn’t a new human species at all, but an iodine-deficient human.
All this biochemistry nonsense! I don’t know why these scientists just won’t get around to looking for alien DNA as the solution!