Friday, August 12, 2011


According to Wikipedia,
Hubris ... means extreme haughtiness, pride or arrogance. Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one's own competence or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in a position of power.
There are two possible examples in this video: (1) most knowledgeable molecular biologists and biochemists; or, (2) Jonathan Wells and his sycophants (e.g. Denyse O'Leary). You be the judge.

UPDATE: t_p_hamilton points out in the comments that the IDiots don't even get the structure of DNA correct in the video. Why are we not surprised?


  1. The vertical strands have the wrong handedness. Add that to your collection.

  2. Also, no major/minor gap.

    Failed "biology" aside, this is the most boring trailer I've ever had the misfortune of coming across. A slow repetitive pan around faux-DNA strands with a bunch of random quotes for over 2min? I'm so captivated! One would think they'd be able to afford to hire proper artists for this, but I guess most good artists would have moral reservations about getting involved in projects like this...

  3. I think that the video itself, to say nothing of the wrong DNA structure and the random quotes, is fancy... For obscurantism striking appearance is one of the few weapons it has. Unfortunately such an animation perfectly affects impressionable people.