maggiekb at March 26th, 2014 16:42 — #1
brainspore at March 26th, 2014 16:44 — #2
I find this topic irresistibly compelling for some reason.
crenquis at March 26th, 2014 16:58 — #3
Ya, if I were starting my education over again I just might end up in parasitology...
seyo at March 26th, 2014 16:59 — #4
jandrese at March 26th, 2014 17:23 — #5
Great username/post combo there.
smut_clyde at March 26th, 2014 17:37 — #6
Toxoplasma gondii seems to be a favourite example of a mind-altering parasite (in rodent and human hosts). Then I started reading the background research for that particular parasite, and it's all rather flimsy and uncorroborated -- accepted more because of the narrative appeal than for the strength of the data.
It's as if we collectively suffer from mind-altering parasites which make us want to believe in mind-altering parasites.
gilbertwham at March 26th, 2014 18:03 — #7
This year, science writer Ed Yong went from being a noted critic of the TED conference science coverage to being part of the TED conference science coverage
Noted critic becomes ardent supporter, eh? And what brought on this Damascene moment?
BECAUSE THE TED MIND CONTROL PARASITES GOT HIM, THAT'S WHAT.
nojaboja at March 26th, 2014 18:28 — #8
Thank you for that link. Best laugh I had all week. Undecided between Emerging Markets in Suburban Bushmeat or Community-Based Arson Initiatives: Ideas at Work.
seyo at March 26th, 2014 18:42 — #9
Those are great topics! Personally, I needed to brush up on my "How To Fight A Cow" skill set.
lightningwaltz at March 26th, 2014 19:09 — #10
Or is it? Dun dun dah.
Engaging articles at Discover and National Geo.
jambeeno at March 26th, 2014 20:41 — #11
Related: Robert Sapolsky on Toxo:
lightningwaltz at March 26th, 2014 23:15 — #12
I love listening to or reading this person's work, although I feel Matt Frewer is also a fan of the Professor.
bolamig at March 27th, 2014 00:36 — #13
Pot is having some success in turning people into zombies that use an elaborate chain to ensure that more pot is grown.
noahdjango at March 27th, 2014 00:53 — #14
Love Will Turn You Around: Ten Days to Mind-Blowing Anal Sex by Kenny Rogers
glyphgryph at March 27th, 2014 01:04 — #15
It's really just playing catchup for wheat, though.
msbpodcastwtf at March 27th, 2014 07:48 — #16
Its like you were under some parasitic influence. Kind of like the compunction to religion.
immutable_mike at March 27th, 2014 07:55 — #17
Am I really the first with a brain slug reference?
commodorecrush at March 27th, 2014 22:14 — #18
maggiekb at March 31st, 2014 16:42 — #19
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