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Many of the readers of this article and website became angry and demanded a retraction!

But what a very interesting "translation" mistake!

These Scientists are in big trouble for using the horrible "C" word. But was this a mistake?

Or did they purposefully try to use this "C" word?

Please see full article as there are some interesting points made, this is just a few brief paragraphs from the article

 

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"This scientific paper says our hands were designed by God. How did that happen?"

A team of scientists from China and Worcester, Massachusetts, published a paper in the journal PLOS One about hand coordination.

 

But just a few lines down, the authors included a phrase that has many commenters on the PLOS website calling for retraction.

Hand coordination is the result of "proper design by the Creator to perform a multitude of daily tasks in a comfortable way," the authors wrote

 

Ming-Jin Liu, the lead author of the paper and a researcher at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, wrote in a comment Thursday that the inclusion of "the Creator" is the result of a mistranslation. The research team didn't mean to imply God, she insists, but rather that hand coordination was the result of natural selection. Which is exactly the opposite of how it was interpreted.

Oops. She explained:

Our study has no relationship with creationism. English is not our native language. Our understanding of the word Creator was not actually as a native English speaker expected. Now we realized that we had misunderstood the word Creator. What we would like to express is that the biomechanical characteristic of tendious connective architecture between muscles and articulations is a proper design by the NATURE (result of evolution) to perform a multitude of daily grasping tasks. We will change the Creator to nature in the revised manuscript. We apologize for any troubles may have caused by this misunderstanding.

In the comment thread that followed, Ming-Jin further defended her paper from any readers. "It does not affect our results if changing the word Creator to NATURE," she wrote, which is a fair point. 

 

Here is the full article:

http://www.vox.com/2016/3/3/11154778/plos-hands-the-creator-god

 

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On March 4, 2016 at 3:32 PM, Beggar for the Spirit said:

Many of the readers of this article and website became angry and demanded a retraction!

But what a very interesting "translation" mistake!

These Scientists are in big trouble for using the horrible "C" word. But was this a mistake?

Or did they purposefully try to use this "C" word?

Please see full article as there are some interesting points made, this is just a few brief paragraphs from the article

 

Here is the full article:

http://www.vox.com/2016/3/3/11154778/plos-hands-the-creator-god

 

 

Goes to show, it's just semantics. The evidence and common sense are undeniable.....we were designed!

To them it makes more sense that an unintelligent nothing can design things than an intelligent being could have.

So, how intelligent does that make them? I think it shows....it's not about the evidence...its about what we want and don't want in our lives. We can plainly see what they don't want.

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It would just about kill them to admit the obvious truth.  Just as Jesus said "Why do you not understand what I am saying? Because you cannot listen to my word.

 

And why can't they stand to listen to Jesus' voice?  Because they are "from your father the Devil, and you wish to do the desires of your father. That one was a murderer when he began, and he did not stand fast in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks according to his own disposition, because he is a liar and the father of the lie". John 8:43, 44

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