Monday, March 30, 2009

Found: Oldest Fossilized Brain

No, it's not mine.

Found: Oldest fossilized brain ever is uncovered in Kansas: Scientific American Blog: "A 300 million-year-old fossilized fish brain was discovered during a routine computed tomography (CT) scan, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Until now, scientists assumed that brains rarely—if ever—turned into fossils."


  1. I thought the oldest fossilized brain was in Minnesota and belonged to a retired bookseller and roue . . .

  2. Actually, Ted, that the oldest fossilized dirty mind. Not quite the same thing.

  3. I always thought of him as having a brain and other body parts, but not a mind . . .