Dr. Alcott shook his head in wonder. He said, “Finding this body, in such a preserved condition is more than extraordinary. I’d almost call it a miracle. As far as we knew, there were no human beings on the American continents until ten thousand years ago. This … I suppose I can call him a man even though he’s clearly not a homo sapiens … should not be here. This discovery changes our entire picture of human evolution.”
I did not see any point in arguing with him. His picture of the world was limited by the facts that he knew. Nothing I would say to him would change those facts in his mind and would just make his less likely to work with me.