Chai , I didn't get the tie in with the Mayan's 2012 prediction but that is not to say it is not there.
Drewdad, Yes there is a lot that is hard to swallow but there are sections that strike a chord. Like the use of water in the manufacture of the DNA molecule for recording evolutionary changes. There is an obvious continuity of the species with advancement and regression in each continuous generation. I often wonder what other 'information' could be passed on through DNA.
Would you choose the red pill or the blue
Loony, All those tiny things are viewed with the use of an electron scanning microscope. For $200 you can have your DNA scanned and determine your continent of birth.... pretty cool huh?