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Scientists Find 500-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Brain
ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY ^ | 26-03-2021 | chris

Posted on 03/26/2021 5:12:51 AM PDT by PAUL09

Scientists Find 500-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Brain

The discovery of new evidence supports the previous speculation on 520 million-year-old human-old brain systems, provoking thoughts about the nature of brains, life, and intelligence in the cosmos.

Soft, squishy, and delicate; brain and nervous system tissues maybe some of the worst candidates for preservation in the fossil record.

In past years the best examples of the ancient brain and nerve structures have come from creatures trapped and preserved in amber that was a couple of hundred million years old.

But a few years ago paleontologists claimed to have found evidence of brain structures in the fossil of a 520-million-year-old arthropod – a shrimp-like critter. 3-inch, 520-million-year-old fossil of Fuxianhuia protensa. Insert shows dark features associated with putative ‘brain‘ structure like that in modern organisms

That one sample was intriguing but not entirely convincing. Now a new study by Ma et al., reported in Current Biology (and a companion paper in Philosophical Transactions) has followed up with 7 more examples, together with lab work illustrating how the fossilization process may have happened in order to create the features seen today.


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1 posted on 03/26/2021 5:12:51 AM PDT by PAUL09
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To: PAUL09

So that’s where I left it. Can I please have my brain back?


2 posted on 03/26/2021 5:14:58 AM PDT by Afterguard (Deplorable me! )
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To: PAUL09

I watched it stumble through a press conference yesterday afternoon


3 posted on 03/26/2021 5:15:30 AM PDT by utdutt (Biden's Plan)
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To: utdutt

Dang - You beat me to the punch line!

Well done!


4 posted on 03/26/2021 5:16:37 AM PDT by MortMan (Shouldn't "palindrome" read the same forward and backward?)
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To: PAUL09

Is this one Normal? Or, is it Abby Normal.


5 posted on 03/26/2021 5:16:54 AM PDT by C210N (You can trust government or you can understand history. But you CANNOT do both.)
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6 posted on 03/26/2021 5:22:19 AM PDT by ETL (REAL Russia collusion! DEMOCRAT-Russia collusion!! China-Russia collusion! Click ETL...)
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To: PAUL09

Brain and Brain! What is Brain!


7 posted on 03/26/2021 5:22:59 AM PDT by Bayard
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8 posted on 03/26/2021 5:23:32 AM PDT by ETL (REAL Russia collusion! DEMOCRAT-Russia collusion!! China-Russia collusion! Click ETL...)
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To: ETL

Well-stated, ETL


9 posted on 03/26/2021 5:24:03 AM PDT by PGalt (past peak civilization?)
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To: PGalt

Lol!

No need for words in this case. Pics speak for themselves.
:)


10 posted on 03/26/2021 5:25:28 AM PDT by ETL (REAL Russia collusion! DEMOCRAT-Russia collusion!! China-Russia collusion! Click ETL...)
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To: PAUL09

Abby Normal?


11 posted on 03/26/2021 5:29:25 AM PDT by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's for sure.)
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To: ETL

"Dude, wait, whut?"

12 posted on 03/26/2021 5:29:25 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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Biden Said Nurses At Walter Reed ‘would breathe in my nostrils to make me move’

by Sara A. Carter, July 22, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democrats hope for the White House, said during an interview that when he previously stayed at Walter Reed hospital the nurses would blow in his nose to get him moving. ...”

Here’s what Biden said: ”I had nurses at Walter Reed hospital who would bend down and whisper in my ear, go home and get me pillows. They would…actually breathe in my nostrils to make me move, to get me moving.”

13 posted on 03/26/2021 5:34:51 AM PDT by ETL (REAL Russia collusion! DEMOCRAT-Russia collusion!! China-Russia collusion! Click ETL...)
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To: utdutt

It took a second read before I got it. LOL


14 posted on 03/26/2021 5:36:49 AM PDT by Red6
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping to another thread about Joseph Stolen’s first press conference


15 posted on 03/26/2021 5:37:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Lean on Joe Biden to follow Donald Trump's example and donate his annual salary to charity. )
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16 posted on 03/26/2021 5:39:40 AM PDT by ETL (REAL Russia collusion! DEMOCRAT-Russia collusion!! China-Russia collusion! Click ETL...)
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17 posted on 03/26/2021 5:43:43 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: PAUL09; rustyweiss74; gaggs; ANDmagazine.com; hassan.mahmoud; WTanner1776; Steve1999; ...

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18 posted on 03/26/2021 5:44:35 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Donate! Don't just post clickbait!)
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To: a fool in paradise
LOL! We think alike.

This topic, the source of the 'article', and the blogpimp are still a disgrace to FR though.

19 posted on 03/26/2021 5:49:20 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Bayard

Nice Star Trek reference. 😉


20 posted on 03/26/2021 5:55:14 AM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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