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SS - The Flower of Life SS - The Flower of Life

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

A pathetic and dangerous portrayal of science

This animation is not only absurd, but a danger to young minds that could find it anything but a total mockery of science and religion. This is clear in the first few seconds, where you say everything can be measured geometrically, i.e. that everything is physical. But then you refer to this mysterious 'spirit' that can somehow traverse nothingness, which is distinctly not a physical form. You basically admit that there is some form that is outside of science, while trying to pass of this video as science itself. Sorry, but by any standard definition of 'science' (and any legitimate definition as far as I'm concerned) these things are mutually exclusive.

You point out interesting things here, and it's true that there are certain mathematical and geometric forms that appear throughout the universe. But you ascribe SO MUCH importance to these forms to the point where you see patterns that aren't there. This was done in the past: Kepler believed that each of Earth's "five planets" known at the time were arranged in one each of the five Platonic solids. Obviously, this is false because we have more than five other planets in our solar system. The point here being that just because we can pull a baseless connection out of the air doesn't make it remotely true, or important.

Further, several parts of this video are plain ridiculous. To say that everyone in the universe refers to Metatron's Cube as such is obviously false- we have no idea what life outside of Earth is like, if it even exists. These sweeping generalizations reduce the content of this animation to essentially drivel. You probably realized this when you had to preface it with "this might seem silly!" which is not a caveat I've seen on any legitimate information in my life.

You also neglect a HUGE amount of information in not mentioning anything about the Golden Ratio, which is an actually mathematically relevant area of study in the area of geometries that appear throughout the observable universe. Many of your images (the Vitruvian man, human embryos etc.) contain measurements mapping to the Golden Ratio (which is basically the limit of the ratios of consecutive Fibonacci numbers), which we can explain without any god or spirit. Simply put, we see the golden ratio all over nature (pine cones, pineapples, major art pieces including the Mona Lisa) because it is somehow programmed into us. Why? Not because of a divine force, but because it is mathematically the most efficient, compact way of storing objects. So through evolution, plants and animals come to fall into this form because it is efficient, and humans come to see beauty in it because it is a part of our DNA: when it is present in potential mates it is a sign that they are healthy and likely to produce children.

You can't just throw around random conclusions, prepend the word "spirit" and think you are entitled to use the word science to explain what you've done. Parts of your message are definitely fine: you can believe in intelligent design, and think it's beautiful that these forms recur in nature- it's conceivable that the universe has an intelligent creator, and these forms certainly are beautiful! But you can't call it science. This is a butchery of science. Its cute forms make me fear that children will watch it and think that science is something you can make up, without research, testing, and hypotheses. But those things are exactly what science is. It follows the scientific method. For the love of all scientists that brought us to the advanced, comfortable lifestyle we enjoy, do not attempt to associate the content of this animation with science.

Otherwise, it was well drawn and voiced. You have some talent, but I doubt anything useful will ever come of it because I know your mind will not be changed. This post is not meant to change your mind, either, just to show that we can find criticism of your video and line of thinking beyond simple expletives.

Here's to hoping that none of your content along these lines gets any further awards or public recognition, for the good of everyone.

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RiverJordan responds:

Well, for one - I have 10 minutes a week to talk about this stuff, so it's not like i didn't want to talk about spirals. They're coming in the next lesson. This is a building process.

Furthermore, you may not know about the rest of the universe, but through astral projection and channeling you can learn quite a bit.

I could write up a giant page of arguments too, but I won't for now. I'll save my energy for the next lesson, because the more we go into this, the more it'll make sense. I don't expect everyone to agree with it, and i appreciate you taking the time to write up your beliefs and understandings here.


Crotchless Chaps Crotchless Chaps

Rated 5 / 5 stars


Haha most authors would have tried to split this much content into a few episodes but it was awesome to see so much awesome stuff in one video. Hepatitis & made me laugh a lot and obviously your fashion trend is genius and will take off...particularly in the toddler section is my guess

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Not so Funky Not so Funky

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Ah nice, refreshing work

Hehe this was fun to watch. Everything was synced quite well and it all looked great. I particularly liked the cat's instrument and the cat himself was very slick. Of course the music is very sweet as well and I love the variety of events that you have occur on the beat, from flashes to movements to time manipulation. Really just a cool piece of flash that's impossible to watch only once. Just wish it was longer...but thanks for the work!

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Thanks for the review.

The Assumption Song The Assumption Song

Rated 5 / 5 stars


Wowowow this animation/song was amazing it didnt disappoint me at a single line...just hilarious.

Messed-Up Bible Stories 4 Messed-Up Bible Stories 4

Rated 5 / 5 stars


I've loved all of these but this one is really quite epic. its very smart and very funny...the parts about mt everest and the last lines are my favorites

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Edible Castle #1 Edible Castle #1

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very funny

Wow those were the best sound effects accompanying any movie i've ever seen.

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Scribble. Scribble.

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very interesting

It's quite possible that I'm reading into this too much, but I thought that there was definite meaning in this video. It seems like the scribbles are each thoughts, living in the creatures' heads. One guy is running away from a scribble, suppressing a thought. Another's head cannot be penetrated by the scribbles, showing he's close minded, and his head is empty, suggesting that those who are not open to new thoughts do not think much themselves. Others have scribble jump between their heads, sharing (or stealing) eachothers thoughts and ideas. The one who blows the bubble manages to organize his thoughts into something new that others are fascinated by and something which spurs their development. All of this is presented in a simple, enjoyable manner that everyone is willing to watch. Some of it made me feel like reading a good book, except it has a much wider appeal I believe. Even if all of the meaning I attributed to it isn't intended, it made me think so I give it a 10 anyway. Good work.

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Then I Run Then I Run

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice Work

You've done a really good job with this...I love the atmosphere and parts of it are just pleasingly and shockingly creepy. When the animals vomit after not eating and the faucet drips backward and you later see all the ooze on the floor it's just nice to see everything come together. The whole thing works really well.

My only complaint is I'm not such a fan of the repeating scenery parts. It could just use a little something more there. Maybe watching the girl open her head a few times would be ok but it was too much after a while. when it finally opened and something else was there though that was a cool touch.

Also I love the way you prefaced it above. You're right...a lot of people probably just aren't built to enjoy this sort of thing but i certainly did. 5/5

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Apartment 51 - Ep. 7 Apartment 51 - Ep. 7

Rated 4 / 5 stars


Very good but I like the old bat boy better...he looked more unlikeable which is the way i think he should be.

Apartment 51 - Ep. 5 Apartment 51 - Ep. 5

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Something terrible is about to happen!