For years I've been fascinated by the fact that there are still "uncontacted" people hidden away on this planet. Now we have some truly amazing photos from a recent Brazilian mission to capture proof that these tribes exist. The Brazilian government is determined to protect these people from the terrible problems that have occurred when other uncontacted tribes have been encountered (I'm looking at you Mr Columbus).
Part of me believes that these people have a right to know of our world, our medicines and offered the opportunity to choose whether they wish to give up their way of life or not. But a big part of me knows that is idealistic clap trap. These people have no natural immunities to our diseases and any contact between "them" and "us" would lead only to pain and suffering.
The Brazilian Government is absolutely right to have sought proof of their existence so they might better argue for protection of the people themselves and for the areas they live in.
This is one of the most interesting news stories I've ever seen. Imagine... a group of people living in complete seclusion from our current world. Wouldn't you love to know what they think about? What are their stories? Let's just hope some stupid idiots don't attempt to contact them to find out... although I'm already imagining some fool somewhere arranging an expedition...