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Hey Jim and anyone,

It may not even be the art directors' ignorance - i thought it was  
very interesting that .tiff files will flip on their own just by  
virtue of compression and expansion ( lick the "flip" link within your  
link and you get a brief explanation).

Barb
On Feb 13, 2011, at 10:30 PM, Jim Perkins wrote:

> One of the most common errors in molecular biology is the infamous  
> Left-Handed DNA.
>
> In most living organisms, the DNA is a right-handed spiral (similar  
> to the way most screw threads are right-handed). However, the  
> molecule is frequently illustrated backwards with a left-handed  
> spiral. The mistake is so common that there’s a whole web page  
> devoted to it - The Left-Handed DNA Hall of Fame:
>
> http://www-lmmb.ncifcrf.gov/~toms/LeftHanded.DNA.html
>
> To be fair, some of these mistakes are probably introduced by art  
> directors or designers who flip the image for aesthetic reasons  
> without realizing that they are messing with mother nature.
>
> Jim
>
>
>
> on 2/13/11 6:44 PM, Diana Marques at [log in to unmask] wrote:
>
>> Dear All,
>>
>> I'm working on a presentation (to be given this friday) where I  
>> want to highlight the importance of being well science informed to  
>> do a science illustration, so I am trying to gather examples of  
>> illustrations with mistakes; not necessarily mistakes that are  
>> obvious to anyone but for example images that I could say "this  
>> bird would never fly because it's missing feathers", "it's  
>> impossible the ankle would bend that way", "this dinosaur would  
>> never have a bump there", "the leaves in that species are arranged  
>> in a spiral and not bilaterally", "that molecule doesn't exist", etc.
>>
>> I wonder if you know some of such examples (I'm reachable on or off  
>> list). I have a couple of images already but would love to make  
>> them as diverse and numerous as possible. The presentation will be  
>> mostly for an art background audience and I want to make a very  
>> convincing point.
>> Thank you so much,
>> Diana
>>
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