David Avocado Wolfe

Let's say that you've somehow managed to piss off a bunch of narcoterrorists. This is usually not good. Here's why: First, at the risk of engaging in stereotyping, I think that is reasonable to posit that as a group, narcoterrorists are not widely known for their robust sense of humor. So it's a pretty good bet that they're not just going to laugh off whatever you did. Second, they have a disturbing fondness for AK-47 semi-automatic rifles. There is even a Mexican song written about the weapon.  At the risk of stating the obvious, your life (what little you have left) isn't gonna be all that enjoyable if you have a bunch of pissed off narcoterrorists ...

Biohackers walk a blurry line between science and pseudoscience.

But, today, they fall square on the science side due to their recent decision to disinvite David Avocado Wolfe from the Biohacker Summit - the largest biohacking event in Europe. The meeting, held in Helsinki, Finland in mid-October, will have 1,000 attendees - all of whom will (thankfully) not be hearing what Wolfe has to say. This includes, among other things, that mushrooms have intelligence and consciousness, that chocolate is an octave of male sun energy and that the Earth is flat. 

In case you don't know, biohacking is the practice of people taking biology into their own hands. It's a cross between DIY Bio and citizen science. Whatever form it takes, it's driven by people taking an interest in science...

In a contest of charlatans, David Avocado Wolfe is taking a very strong lead - Usain Bolt style - due to both the bizarre nature of his ideas and the sheer number of subjects that he comments on - from food to physics. 

Let's start with his own description of himself - from his website. He writes, "David “Avocado” Wolfe is the rock star and Indiana Jones of the superfoods and longevity universe." Now that we know that we're dealing with someone who doesn't exaggerate or overinflate things, let's focus on the ideas that he promotes. 

In his wacky beliefs, Wolfe really leaves no stone unturned. In learning about some of the things that he has said, it seems as though he is a tried and true science contrarian. Meaning, if there is something shown to be...