Probably every child spends some time wondering why adults are so crazy. The question is usually answered in early adulthood with the realization that our parents’ revenge is that we become them. Several decades ago microbiology spawned molecular biology. Brash and relentlessly reductionist in its youth, molecular biology problem in sight. Biological problems did not vanish as molecular biology matured, and now the science is accused by those who do not understand it of being merely a collection of techniques.