David Avocado Wolfe is an asshole.
(Hi guys, I missed you too!)
He’s the guy who spent a lifetime telling you about all the superfoods you need for longevity and now sells a fancy blender that allegedly turns every food into a superfood. Funny how
commissions a fancy blender can do that! His claims, pieced together in this wonderfully composed video, include that chocolate is an octave of sun energy, mushrooms are extraterrestrial, and… gravity ain’t no thang.
Let’s have a chit chat about this. Because we all know you can say any shit that comes to mind on the internet, but you can’t get away with it forever without somebody catching you. I’m going to hold Wolfe to this one.
Wolfe’s statement, starting at the 1:35 mark:
Gravity is not intrinsic to matter. That Carl Sagan idea that was sold to us on Cosmos on PBS, was sold to us deliberately to actually confuse us just so you know that. There’s people who have known that gravity is a force that can be displaced. There’s people that have known that since the 50s or even earlier than that. But by screwing up, confusing our mind about things, and giving us incorrect theories we were brain washed into a totally different belief system. That gravity is intrinsic to all matter, we’re fighting gravity, we have to push our way through gravity to launch a craft up into outer space, all this nonsense.
You should probably check out the whole video (it’s less than ten minutes and it’s pretty damning). But for now, as we’re a science page, here’s the challenge.
Prove, in a controlled setting, that you can defy gravity. Preferably via getting a craft into outer space, but I’ll take levitation in a controlled setting in front of a group of professional scientists and skeptics.
You’re telling people that gravity is just confusing our minds and it’s bullshit, you’ve successfully horked down enough goji berries, mushrooms and chocolate to free your mind over your career as hippie-cum-guru, go ahead. Prove once and for all that you can free your mind of fact and science right into outer space.
I’ll be waiting. But I won’t be holding my breath. Because I live in a land of facts, where we need oxygen, mushrooms are just a fungus, chocolate is a dessert from this planet, super foods are bullshit, and gravity is going to glue your hippie sandals firmly to the ground no matter if you believe in it or not.