University Fires Scientist After Dinosaur Discovery
Published : November 30, 2017
The case began when Armitage discovered a massive triceratops horn in Montana in 2012. Inspecting the find under the microscope at CSUN, the scientist found something incredible. Along with the fossil, Armitage discovered soft tissue that had not decayed. In short, Armitage noted that if the fossil was 65 million years old, as secular sources would claim, there is no way the soft tissue would have survived. As such, Armitage argued that the find was far, far younger.
The implications would be enormous. “Soft tissue in dinosaur bones destroys ‘deep time,’” Armitage says in a Youtube video about it. “Dinosaur bones cannot be old if they’re full of soft tissue. Deep time is the linchpin of evolution. If you don’t have deep time, you don’t have evolution. The whole discussion of evolution ends if you show that the earth is young. You can just erase evolution off the whiteboard because of soft tissue in dinosaur bones.”
Armitage eventually published his findings in a study that appeared in February 2013 in the peer-reviewed journal Acta Histochemica, which focuses on cell and tissue research. And within weeks, instead of rebutting his findings, the university simply fired the microscopist. “We are not going to tolerate your religion in this department,” a biology professor reportedly told Armitage in his office. One colleague of Armitage's described the whole process as a “witch hunt,” according to news reports.
After losing his job, Armitage filed suit, alleging anti-Christian discrimination. The university denied the charge and fought it for years, saying it was simply “reorganizing the department.” But after failing to get the case tossed out, the institution decided to pay a massive settlement (without admitting wrongdoing) that could serve as a precedent in future cases of anti-Christian discrimination by state-funded institutions.
“We are not aware of any other cases where a creationist received a favorable outcome,” explained attorney Alan Reinach, who represented Armitage as the executive director of the California non-profit public-interest legal organization Church State Council. “This was truly a historic case.” Reinach also said the state would never have paid such a huge sum unless it was very concerned about losing in court.
Regardless of what one thinks of the evolution debate, firing professors who make uncomfortable scientific discoveries — rather than trying to rebut or challenge the findings — should be anathema at tax-funded institutions of supposed “higher learning.” But in what appears increasingly to be a “post-Christian” America, it is likely that anyone and everyone challenging the reigning secular-pagan-globalist-socialist worldview will end up in the crosshairs. Be prepared.