Maybe they were so smitten by their own dogma that they paid no interest at all to what the HN genome project was doing. The later Denisovan finding would have simply been another body blow.
If OoA had not been so dead certain that there was no interbreeding they wouldn't be in this spot. They could have adapted the new findings as "isolated incidents" and gone on their merry way.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.
-- George Carlin