Last week Nature ran an article (Huang et al) with the headline that " A map of rice genome variation reveals the origin of cultivated rice." I here to report that this paper does not do what is says. There is nothing obviously relevant to locating where rice was first brought into cultivation, and the claims in the article are misleading and misguided. This is apparently one of most read Nature papers at the moment, so no doubt we will have to face lots of additional confusion over rice domestication-- and I thought there was already enough confused and misguided info out there. I have had several queries on this over the past week, so below is my quick response.