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Scientific Paper: Human Hand Designed by Creator Sparks, You Guessed It, Controversy!
03-04-2016, 05:29 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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The paper's perceived references to intelligent design have provoked anger and calls for a boycott of the journal.

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The paper, titled: 'Biomechanical characteristics of hand coordination in grasping activities of daily living' was written by a team of four researchers, three from Huazhong University in China, and one from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts

[...]the fairly conventional study looked at the mechanics of how we grasp things[...]

However, members of the scientific community have demanded the paper be retracted, for its several perceived references to the pseudoscientific theory of intelligent design and a possibly divine 'Creator'.

Read more: independent.co.uk

They mad.
İmage

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03-04-2016, 05:37 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Plos One journal claims to publish papers specific to science and medicine and is peer reviewed, so I am not sure if the science in this paper trumps the divine creationism. I have not read the paper.

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/s/journal-information
03-04-2016, 08:39 PM #3
Kreeper Griobhtha
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There are some nut jobs going around saying pretty much the same thing about bananas. They say the way they fit perfectly in the hand, the tab (stem) at the to to grasp with a thumb and forefinger for opening, the way it curves so bending the elbow puts it right in the mouth and the way it fits perfectly into the mouth are all proof of creation.


I thought that the same things they say also apply to apes...


And mostly all apply to penises...


Soooo...


Yeah.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
03-04-2016, 08:44 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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The journal is retracting this paper because of the controversy. I am not sure why they missed the creationist slant in the first place.

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article...ne.0146193

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article...ne.0151685
03-05-2016, 06:00 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Update: So it appears the authors are Chinese and English not being their first language had the intended word 'nature' translated into 'creator' and their paper has nothing whatsoever to do with creationism.
03-05-2016, 07:21 PM #6
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
03-05-2016, 07:27 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I know. blink.gif
03-05-2016, 08:41 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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Well they do have some funky translations

İmage
03-06-2016, 12:46 AM #9
Coolchick Member
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number 2 is pretty blunt!

Just Plain Nuts.



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