BALONEY! Researchers Make Claim That Has Atheistic Scientists Going BALLISTIC

Some claims researchers made in a recent journal about the complexity of the human hand has atheistic scientists going ballistic on Twitter.

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Some claims researchers made in a recent journal about the complexity of the human hand has atheistic scientists going ballistic on Twitter.

According to ScienceAlert.com, four researchers — one from the U.S. and three from China — studied the mechanics of how human hands work and made multiple references to a "Creator."

One example from the PLOS One journal piece is: "In conclusion, our study can improve the understanding of the human hand and confirm that the mechanical architecture is the proper design by the Creator for dexterous performance of numerous functions following the evolutionary remodelling of the ancestral hand for millions of years."

The suggestion of a divine being, even in reference to life evolving over millions of years, sent the scientific world into a fury on Twitter.

Molecular evolution researcher James McInerney responded, "PLOS ONE is now a joke. '...proper design of the Creator' absolute joke of a journal."

Danna Gifford exclaimed, "Hand coordination should indicate the mystery of the Creator’s invention"—how DID this pass peer review @PLOSOne?!"

Another commenter threatened a boycott of the journal from him and his colleagues if they did not retract the piece.

The authors of the piece then apologized, saying, "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."

So, it wasn't actually an acknowledgement of intelligent design. But isn't it interesting how quickly the scientific community is to ridicule any suggestion that the universe didn't come into being out of nothing by chance?