In The Field

Burgess Shale Centenary: The MOFAOTYOF Principle

Martin Brasier of Oxford University jokingly referred to the ‘MOFAOTYOF Principle’ in his talk – the ‘My Oldest Fossils Are Older Than Your Oldest Fossils’ phenomenon. He makes fun of it (such competitions can perhaps get a bit silly), but it is the business that Brasier and his team are in – hunting down those oldest fossils of the old. 

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