David Avocado Wolfe

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...