After reading that great post about the June 1 article on science I got to thinking.
Although it is great to believe there is this huge group of guys in the JW writing department that are constantly looking to mislead us by twisting the words of scientist etc... I really think it is more likely they are Google researchers that do not have the ability to grasp the thoughts that are being expressed in the scientific article they quote mine from.
I honestly believe the reason that this happens is because of the individuals they use to write these magazines. these are not college educated men. They are not men who have backgrounds as amateur writers for the most prt either.
My former assistant overseer at bethel Carlos West has been in the writing department since around 1999. He didn't write as a kid... He didn't even take any community college classes. He did however brown nose his way into the position. He made a friend in Ralph Walls and made sure at lunch and in every single interaction with everyone he spoke to he brought up his desire to be in the writing department. I swear to Shango that once he became a NAME amongst the "heavies" he would sit in his office in 30 cleaning with a fucking thesaurus reading through it is an effort to improve his vocabulary. He had no shame in telling us that is what he was doing. He even encouraged others to do the same thing in an attempt to better themselves.
In 3 years he went from having a normal voice that anyone from Illinois had to a slower and slightly higher pitched drawl that gave off an aire of intelligence as if he was trying to convince everyone he was something he was not. Let's not even touch on his constant use of the word mastication at lunch.
Once he finally got there he would always state how these "writers" like himself were just ordinary men that Jehobo was using in an extraordinary way.
Maybe he was right. These writers are just ordinary guys who like him wanted to do something they had no qualifications to perform adequately. In turn, a make believe sky God gave them the ability to be great Google researchers that can find the sentence or paragraph they need to prove the thought they have in their head, without worrying about what the full thought that is being expressed.
besides who would believe these guys have the time to read and fully grasp these articles and quotes they get from these journals.