Brain found in Kansas

No, that’s not a Kansas joke. Oldest fossilized brain ever is uncovered in Kansas:

The fossil was from an iniopterygian, an ancient extinct fish that is a relative of sharks, rays and ratfish. What surprised researchers even further is that it showed a brain similar to that of modern-day shark.

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4 Responses to Brain found in Kansas

  1. BobH says:

    Given the history of the ID movement in Kansas, that headline, when not taken quite in context, is actually pretty funny!

  2. Jeremy Mohn says:

    Hey now!

    We’ve had quality, pro-evolution science standards in place here in Kansas for the majority of the last decade.

    Now, we have the world’s oldest fossilized brain.

    That’s two things we’ve got on you folks in Florida.

  3. Karl says:

    Speaking of brains, I’d think you guys would get a kick from this article:

    How religion influences brain activity

  4. Ahem.

    Kansas also has a Science Cafe which has been drawing (on average) 54.2 folks per evening.

    This, in a town of 20,000 out in the middle of nowhere, halfway between Denver and Kansas City. (By the same reckoning, Orlando’s Science Cafe would bring in about 504 people per evening.)

    This, in the district which voted Connie Morris – KS version of Ronda Storms – onto and off of the state school board.

    Not quite *all* of the brains out here are fossilized . . . 🙂


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