I’ve blogged about my wonder concerning Toxoplasma gondii before. I’ve also blogged about Robert Sapolsky before. It gives me great pleasure, therefore, to be able to point you towards a video of Robert Sapolsky talking about Toxoplasma gondii. This is literally mind-blowing stuff. Go watch it.
Shiver when you consider the fact of the interest from the US military in this parasite. And then wonder if a future autopsy of Jeremy Clarkson will reveal that his brain was riddled with Toxoplasma gondii cysts. I think the likelihood is high.
There’s also a section at the end, which is not reflected in the transcript, about research on premature ageing. That is also worth listening to and reflecting upon.