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“The universe is not only stranger than we suppose,
         it’s stranger than we can suppose”




                      Brian E. Bothwell
                    Twitter: b e b f o o
                b r i a n . b o t h w e ll@g
The Weird World of
               Parasites




Twitter:                        2
Tongue Eating Bug!




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Lancet liver fluke         Cow poop         Snail
    (Dicrocoelium dendriticum)




                   Snail poop
                                            Ant

Twitter:                                                  4
Fluke   ZOMBIE ANT!!!




     Ant



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Toxoplasmosis




Twitter:                   7
Up to 30% to 50% of humans worldwide
            have toxoplasma infection!




Twitter:                                    8
Fun Facts about DNA
          Only 3% of DNA codes for our genes.
          A pinhead of DNA could store 4 exabytes (4
           billion GB) of information
      If all the DNA in your body was put end to
       end, it would reach to the sun and back over
       600 times
      Humans and chimpanzees DNA are 98%
       similar. Human and plants are 18% similar!



Twitter:                                                9
Aliens, Elves & Psychedelics




Twitter:                                  10
Twitter:   11
Dimethyltryptamine (DMT)




Twitter:                              12
Twitter:   13
DMT occurs naturally in thousands of plants and animals


    Found in the human brain!




Twitter:                                                        14
DMT & shamanism: A long history
     Ayahuasca (Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru)
     Yagé (Columbia)
     Yopo (Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil)




Twitter:                                      15
Twitter:   16
Quantum physics is weird!
 "Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it". - Niels Bohr




Twitter:                                                                             17
Bell’s Theorem in 15 seconds
     “No physical theory of local Hidden Variables can ever
      reproduce all of the predictions of Quantum Mechanics.”
   WTF?!
     In a nutshell: Particles have the ability to “communicate” to
      distant (non-local) particles, billions of miles way,
      instantaneously!




Twitter:                                                              18
Quantum conundrum
  You must choose at least one of these conclusions:
  a    Non-Locality – Information traveling faster than
    the speed of light.
  h Non-Realism – Schrödinger's cat is
    simultaneously alive and dead.
  l Multiple universes – There are infinite, parallel
    universes.




Twitter:                                                  19
EMBRACE  THE WEIRDNESS!
BE MORE CURIOUS!
QUESTION EVERYTHING!!
EXPLORE, LEARN, & HAVE
 FUN!!!

            Twitter: bebfoo
      brian.bothwell@gmail.com

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The universe is stranger than we can suppose

  • 1. “The universe is not only stranger than we suppose, it’s stranger than we can suppose” Brian E. Bothwell Twitter: b e b f o o b r i a n . b o t h w e ll@g
  • 2. The Weird World of Parasites Twitter: 2
  • 4. Lancet liver fluke Cow poop Snail (Dicrocoelium dendriticum) Snail poop Ant Twitter: 4
  • 5. Fluke ZOMBIE ANT!!! Ant Twitter: 5
  • 8. Up to 30% to 50% of humans worldwide have toxoplasma infection! Twitter: 8
  • 9. Fun Facts about DNA  Only 3% of DNA codes for our genes.  A pinhead of DNA could store 4 exabytes (4 billion GB) of information  If all the DNA in your body was put end to end, it would reach to the sun and back over 600 times  Humans and chimpanzees DNA are 98% similar. Human and plants are 18% similar! Twitter: 9
  • 10. Aliens, Elves & Psychedelics Twitter: 10
  • 11. Twitter: 11
  • 13. Twitter: 13
  • 14. DMT occurs naturally in thousands of plants and animals Found in the human brain! Twitter: 14
  • 15. DMT & shamanism: A long history  Ayahuasca (Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru)  Yagé (Columbia)  Yopo (Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil) Twitter: 15
  • 16. Twitter: 16
  • 17. Quantum physics is weird! "Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it". - Niels Bohr Twitter: 17
  • 18. Bell’s Theorem in 15 seconds  “No physical theory of local Hidden Variables can ever reproduce all of the predictions of Quantum Mechanics.”  WTF?!  In a nutshell: Particles have the ability to “communicate” to distant (non-local) particles, billions of miles way, instantaneously! Twitter: 18
  • 19. Quantum conundrum You must choose at least one of these conclusions: a Non-Locality – Information traveling faster than the speed of light. h Non-Realism – Schrödinger's cat is simultaneously alive and dead. l Multiple universes – There are infinite, parallel universes. Twitter: 19
  • 20. EMBRACE THE WEIRDNESS! BE MORE CURIOUS! QUESTION EVERYTHING!! EXPLORE, LEARN, & HAVE FUN!!! Twitter: bebfoo brian.bothwell@gmail.com 20