Another chink appears in evolution’s armor
The universities are controlled by liberals, and they set the proper bounds of discussion. But one of them fired a creationist, and in doing so have revealed a weakness in their position…
This is not actually a new story. The article that appeared in my social media feeds this past week was new, but the facts of the case are actually a year old. Nevertheless, it is worth a few minutes of your time to hear the details of the matter.
FIRED FOR REPORTING THE FACTS
Mark Armitage was a scientist for California State University at Northridge until his paper slipped through the gates. Then, magically, funding for his program dried up:
While at a dig at Hell Creek formation in Montana, the scientist, Mark Armitage, came upon the largest triceratops horn ever unearthed at the site. When examining the horn under a high-powered microscope back at CSUN, Armitage was fascinated to see the soft tissue. The discovery stunned members of the scientific community because it indicates that dinosaurs roamed the earth only thousands of years in the past rather than going extinct 60 million years ago.
According to court documents, shortly after the original soft tissue discovery, a university official challenged the motives of Armitage, by shouting at him, “We are not going to tolerate your religion in this department!”
Armitage, a published scientist of over 30 years, was subsequently let go after CSUN abruptly claimed his appointment at the university of 38 months had been temporary, and claimed a lack of funding for his position. This was news to him, and contradicted prior statements and documents from the university.
JUSTICE IS SERVED
Now, after three years of litigation, the university has settled their case with Armitage, reportedly giving him almost $400,000. The university claims they ended the case to save taxpayer dollars. Even though the award to Armitage is small, by failing to battle this to the bitter end, the university handed creationists a symbolic victory:
Alan Reinach, Armitage’s attorney, hailed the settlement as precedent-setting.
“We are not aware of any other cases where a creationist received a favorable outcome,” said Reinach, executive director of the Church State Council, a nonprofit California public interest legal organization.
“This was truly a historic case.”
CSUN has downplayed its decision to settle, saying in a statement that the university is committed to religious freedom and freedom of speech.
“The Superior Court did not rule on the merits of Mr. Armitage’s complaint, and this voluntary settlement is not an indication of wrong-doing,” according to a CSUN statement published in Retraction Watch. “The decision to settle was based on a desire to avoid the costs involved in a protracted legal battle, including manpower, time and state dollars.”
But Reinach countered: “They certainly would not have paid that kind of money if they did not recognize that we had them dead to rights. The state doesn’t put large, six-figure settlement money out unless they are really concerned they are going to lose.”
In a Youtube video, Armitage clearly explains the threat that discovering unfossilized soft tissue in dinosaur bones poses to the evolutionist agenda:
“Soft tissue in dinosaur bones destroys ‘deep time.’ Dinosaur bones cannot be old if they’re full of soft tissue,” Armitage said in a YouTube video. “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.”
THE PHILOSOPHICAL CONSPIRACY
The work of the Darwinists since 1859 has been a two-step operation. First, to push God out of history and reduce mankind from the crown of creation to purposeless slime. Second, to restore mankind to the top of a new creation order. But, as the first intelligent being begotten by purposeless evolution, it will be man’s purpose, not God’s, that provides meaning in history. (Click this link and read Appendix A for the footnotes that back this up.)
The concept of “deep time” exists to support the possibility of evolution. The older the universe is, the more plausible that humans evolved through a series of random mutations from slime. A cornerstone to this myth is that dinosaurs went extinct approximately 65 million years ago.
Creationists say their fossilized remains came from being caught in the destructive global flood forces that rushed over the surface of the planet during the days of Noah. Evolutionists say they died and were covered by sand and turned to fossils over millions of years. Soft tissue and blood vessels don’t survive millions of years.
Or so they thought. Now, evolutionists have egg on their faces. Paleontologist have proven over and over that dinosaur bones do contain soft tissues. Thinking they could suppress this fact at first, by now it has become almost orthodoxy within paleontology. So now, they have the unenviable task of convincing the public that blood vessels can remain intact for 65 million years.