Tag Archives: plagiarism

The Scattering Begins

Yessir, they’re already scattering over the “cease & desist” order sent from XVIVO regarding the blatant plagiarism of their Inner Life of the Cell video in Ben Stein’s soon-to-be-released Expelled movie. Uncommon Descent has the first post. You can watch them jump through semantic loops in the comments. The excuses go on and get more absurd the further you read… “Who owns the copyright?”, “Credit vs. Copyright”, “Big science has to come up with something to sue Expelled over so it might as well be a cell animation” … Then, there’s this quote from Jonathan Wells,

Expelled does NOT use the Harvard animation. The producers paid a professional to create a new animation that is more accurate than the Harvard one (based on current knowledge of cellular processes). Any similarities between the Expelled animation and the Harvard one are due to the fact that both animations depict many of the same processes.

Ahem…

… More accurate? Need I mention the copying of errors again? They never admit it when they’re wrong.