Cal State reacted first at the political implications of Dr. Armitage’s work, ignoring his remarkable research. Nor is he the first to make such a marvelous discovery: in 2004 Dr. Mary Schweitzer reported finding soft tissue inside fossilized dinosaur skeleton. We still have so much to discover about our universe, no matter what scientists think they have “settled,” ala their predecessors who imprisoned Galileo. Evolutionary dogma has again sought to squelch curiosity and discovery. Such thought does not serve humanity. But then, the scientific establishment shows again how little thought it gives for service.
Lawsuit: Cal State fired Dr. Mark Armitage, research pointed to Creationism
by Laura Jones
The Global Dispatch
July 29, 2014
Dr. Mark Armitage, a 30-year published scientist, found evidence that dinosaurs may have inhabited earth 4,000 years ago during the Hell Creek Formation excavation in Montana. Armitage unearthed the the largest triceratops horn ever discovered. The scientist examined the soft tissue of the horn, believing it to be 4,000 years old at most. Previous research suggested that dinosaurs became extinct 60 million years ago.
This conflict of ideology prompted a Cal State official to shout, “We are not going to tolerate your religion in this department!” in regard to the creationist research.
Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute said, “Terminating an employee because of their religious views is completely inappropriate and illegal. But doing so in an attempt to silence scientific speech at a public university is even more alarming. This should be a wakeup call and warning to the entire world of academia.”
Armitage was terminated the school abruptly claimed his appointment at the university of 38 months had been temporary, and claimed a lack of funding for his position.
The university’s claim contradicted its prior statements and documents, says the Justice Institute, a legal defense organization specializing in the defense of religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties.
“It has become apparent that ‘diversity’ and ‘intellectual curiosity,’ so often touted as hallmarks of a university education, do not apply to those with a religious point of view,” said Michael Peffer, staff attorney with PJI’s southern California office. “This suit was filed, in part, to vindicate those ideals.”