A peer-reviewed scientific paper made reference three times to the “Creator” before the politically correct gruppenfuhrers who run the scientific establishment freaked out and killed it dead.
The title of the paper is, or was, “Biomechanical Characteristics of Hand Coordination in Grasping Activities of Daily Living.” The Chinese scientists who produced this paper were so struck by the complexity of the human hand and its virtually infinite dexterity that they could not help but see in it evidence of the handiwork of a creator with a capital “C.”
For instance, they say “the “biomechanical characteristic of tendinous connective architecture between muscles and articulations is the proper design by the Creator to perform a multitude of daily tasks in a comfortable way.” Oops.
Then again, they say that that the “complex structure” of the human hand “should indicate the mystery of the Creator’s invention.” Double oops.
And in the paper’s conclusion, they compound their error. “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.” Triple oops and yikes.
The last thing they point out is that if man wants to design robotic hands that work, they’d best imitate the design of the master Creator. “Moreover, functional explanations for the mechanical architecture of the muscular-articular connection of the human hand can also aid in developing multifunctional robotic hands by designing them with similar basic architecture.” Quadruple yikes.
Now to clear-thinking folks whose minds have not been brainwashed by evolutionary propaganda this is obvious. The complexity of everything in the universe, from the tiniest subatomic particle to the furthest galaxy, proclaims loudly and unmistakably that all of it is the work of a powerful, intelligent and design-oriented Creator.
As the Scriptures say, “What can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made” (Romans 1:19-20).
Well, the PC police who see no Creator, hear no Creator, and speak no Creator were not about to allow this gross breach of Darwinian orthodoxy go unpunished. The yowls and howls of unrighteous indignation resounded across the land of benighted evolutionists with such speed and force that the paper was pulled so fast it’d give you a nosebleed.
These researchers are not yahoos, mind you. Three are from Huazhong University in China and one is from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. Their work was published in a peer-reviewed journal called “Plos One.”
But the Blackout Brigade struck with a vengeance, and everybody scrambled to make the most abject apologies possible. The paper’s authors meekly began talking about “translation errors” and the journal’s editors, properly horrified, apologized all over themselves and immediately pledged to retract the paper with extreme prejudice:“We apologize for the errors and oversight leading to the publication of this paper.” So much for free thinking and following the evidence wherever it leads.
In so doing, the editors simply illustrated another passage of Scripture, which refers to the “ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth” (Romans 1:18).
When my kids were just little tiny people, we used to play hide and seek in our house. One of their favorite hiding places was an oak laundry hamper which was just the right size for a little person looking to hide from the big bad ogre who was prowling through the house looking for prey.
I, of course, would pretend I had no idea where they were until I accidentally discovered them in their hiding place. Once they were discovered, of course, they would try to open the hamper so they could emerge from the darkness into the light of day. I would sometimes playfully and momentarily push down on the lid so they couldn’t escape. They would squeal with delight and would soon be released from captivity.
But if I’d been a mean ogre, I could have kept them trapped in that dark place as long as I wanted. Now the parallel between that childhood game and what childish scientific authorities do in our day is almost exact. The truth about the Creator has been trapped in a dark, airless place. Every once in a while true scientists tentatively push up on the cover to give the truth a chance to breathe. But instead they find the entire weight of all the Darwinian Inquisitors in the world sitting on the lid.
The Founders believed the fact of the Creator’s existence was so obvious and incontrovertible that it was “self-evident.” Maybe they knew what they were talking about. And maybe the scientific community doesn’t.