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Comment 12 by Red Dog :

IMO, we can't start playing those games. Ignorant people are going to distort science no matter what, its a waste of time to worry "if I present it this way then X will distort it like this..." Go for the most accurate representation and understanding and don't waste energy worrying about how people may mis-use it.

It's not the animation that I have a problem with. It was the speaker's repeated insistence that it was a true representation of reality. As Steve Zara pointed out, what we are seeing in the animations is nothing close to reality. They are extremely useful for education and for inducing awe in biological processes (which are awesome, of course), but I would personally prefer to see a little more objectivity from the speaker.

Fri, 13 Jan 2012 22:39:50 UTC | #908042