Monday, August 4, 2014

Respected Scientist Fired for Biblical Viewpoint

 From Jay Seegert at Creation Education Center:
More Soft Tissue in Dino Bones
I've mentioned the finding of red blood cells and soft tissue in dinosaurs bones be fore, but there is a related twist that's recently been "in the news".

Respected microscopist (and creationists) Mark Armitage discovered the largest triceratops horn ever unearthed at the Hell Creek Formation in Montana back in 2012.

He had been working as a scientist at California State University at Northridge in Los Angeles, but was terminated immediately last year after a science journal published the fact that he discovered soft tissue in the triceratops horn. (Most scientists believe that this type dinosaur became extinct about 65 million years ago, so there shouldn't be any trace of soft tissue.)  Armitage apparently made a comment that this find, even though a challenge to evolution and its millions of years scenario, is very compatible with the biblical view of a more recent creation.

Just over a week ago (July 22, 2014) Armitage sued the university for discrimination.  The lawsuit alleges that in the weeks leading up to his termination, Armitage's boss, stormed into the lab shouting, "'We are not going to tolerate your religion in this department!!"

We'll have to watch this closely to see how it turns out, but it is just another example (among myriads) of discrimination against any scientist who dares to speak out against the reigning paradigm of evolution.

The hypocrisy of those who hate their loving Creator is evident. Is this really about science? This is one more instance that leads me to say, "NO".