The second insult is to try and couch the Creation in secular imagery. On the ark, Noah gives an elaborate story of how "the Creator" made the world. As he gives an unpoetic version of the first chapter of Genesis, we're shown galaxies forming, the accretion of the earth from dust, the primordial seas, primitive life taking shape, and the disjointed evolution of apes. The ape never "evolves" into a human. Instead, man is shown afterward, standing in the garden, glowing and naked in his pure state. Besides some unintentionally stupid scenes, like Noah insisting that these things are taking place over "days," or birds coming into existence before land animals, the Aronofsky story is not brave enough to take a stand between evolution and biblical creation-leaving man as a created entity among evolved animals. Thus, by trying to please both the religious and the agnostic, Aronofsky succeeds in jeering at both.