Scientific journals and Divine attribution...

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Open access scientific journal PLOS ONE made a big boo-boo. They published a paper that attributed the design of the human hand to the "Creator." Hell hath no fury to equal biologists finding the word 'Creator'. After receiving complaints, PLOS ONE's editors responded:

A number of readers have concerns about sentences in the article that make references to a ‘Creator’. The PLOS ONE editors apologize that this language was not addressed internally or by the Academic Editor during the evaluation of the manuscript. We are looking into the concerns raised about the article with priority and will take steps to correct the published record.

It's plagiarism when a scientist fails to attribute the design of the object of his study to God, but now we know why he never does so. Among Scientism's priesthood, giving proper attribution to God is the most serious heresy and will not pass unpunished. Someone should take them to court for their...

intellectual dishonesty. How can it be that we are so scrupulous in our observation of the rules of patent, trademark, and copyright that we consider any failure to acknowledge secondary sources a crime against humanity whereas acknowledging the Primary Source of all things, God the Creator of Heaven and Earth, is the highest crime possible within the Academy? Is there a scientist among us who defends God against the theft of His creative works in any way analogous to Disney's defense of Mickey Mouse?

For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. (Romans 1:21-23)

Tim Bayly

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