About a year ago, Jerry Coyne wrote a post titled "Human evolution: the hobbits were probably real".
However, apparently: "Flores bones show features of Down syndrome, not a new 'hobbit' human".
Of course, the guys over at EN&V have doubted this from the get-go. For example, see here.
Maybe it's still too early, but I haven't noticed any retractions from Coyne or other prominent evolutionists who thought these "hobbit" fossils were quite likely a distinct species of human beings. Let alone acknowledgement that ID theorists were closer to the truth than these evolutionists were. Well, I won't hold my breath!