California State University

University Fires Christian Scientist For Discovery Supporting Creationism

The argument between creationism versus evolution has been an age-old war ever since Charles Darwin introduced his theory. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported numerous times on how both sides have debated each other including a video that questions students who believe in Darwinism to scientifically prove Darwin’s theory through the scientific method and the debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye.

Now there are reports of a Christian scientist who was fired from the university he used to work for. Why? His discovery possibly supports creationism, which of course debunks evolution.

In an article by the Examiner, a scientist lost his job because of a discovery he found and telling the community about it. Mark Armitage was the supervisor of the electron microscope laboratory at California State Univeristy, Northridge campus (CSUN). Two years ago, CSUN abruptly fired him but now he is firing back with a lawyer from the Pacific Justice Institute. They recently announced their lawsuit is on grounds for discrimination for perceived religious views. That’s right! This is a case that threatens to pit creationism against evolution to rival Tennessee vs. Scopes.

The report however states that it isn’t clear if Mark Armitage’s religious preferences, being Christianity, were ever raised at CSUN. However, the complaint does allege one of his superiors screamed at him the following:

“We are not going to tolerate your religion in this department!”

This outburst has been confirmed by another report by the Christian News Network in which someone walked into Mark Armitage’s laboratory screaming at him. Shortly after the incident, CSUN had deemed Armitage’s appointment to be temporary despite being with them for more than three years (38 months exactly). Their reason was the lack of funds. This would have been a valid reason if it weren’t reported that CSUN contradicted themselves in earlier statements, some in writing.

So what was the discovery that terminated Mark Armitage’s position? According to an article by Charisma News, during a dig at the Hell Creek formation in Montana, he came upon the largest triceratops horn ever unearthed on site. After examination with a high-powered microscope back at CSUN, an amazing discovery was found: soft tissue. This new find stunned many members in the scientific community because it indicates the possibility that dinosaurs roamed the earth only thousands of years in the past rather than going extinct 65 million years ago, as the scientific consensus believes.

In conclusion, Michael Piffer, staff attorney with Pacific Justice Institute (California Office), had this to state overall about the situation:

“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. This suit was filed, in part, to vindicate those ideals.”

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