At some point in time we must understand that until we solve some of the great mysteries of our past, we cannot hope to understand and deal with many of the coming mysteries ahead. That, of course, is just my opinion!
In 2003, a tiny humanoid skeleton was found in near a churchyard in a Chilean ghost town. Barely six inches long, with a terribly malformed skull, the skeleton (nicknamed Ata) was initially thought to be some kind of alien. The specimen was turned over to Stanford University, where a battery of experts studied it. DNA evidence quickly revealed Ata was in fact a human boy, having died within the last few decades. However, the skeleton remains quite mysterious; it seems to show development consistent with a six year old, and only has 10 ribs to the typical human 12. Researchers believe that Ata was either a very tiny dwarf, or that he suffered a disorder like progeria, which caused him to age rapidly while still in the womb. Others posit that Ata was merely stillborn or aborted (the force of which could have distorted the body). Further tests may reveal Ata’s ultimate fate.
I'm hopeful that research may answer the questions for sure about this tiny little "person", and those findings be passed on to the rest of us. After all, many of us would love to know the full story!
How about coffee out on the patio this morning? I'll get some sausage and biscuits for a snack!