Saturday, July 26, 2014

Issue: CSUN Scientist Fired After Soft Tissue Found On Dinosaur Fossil

There was this news about a Creationist scientist being thrown out of the school. Well, according to the a certain Mark Armitage was thrown out of California State University for "discovering" soft tissue on a Triceratops fossil. Three cheers to Creationism eh?

Not so fast there bub. 

Armitage's discovery was then published in Acta Histochemica [volume 115, Issue 6, July 2013, Pages 603–608], a scientific journal. 

The best thing here is that he published it in a scientific journal, so that experts can verify it. The same issue (about the soft tissue) was also discovered in a fossilized bone of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Most Creationists conclude that such discovery is a proof that dinosaurs are only 4,000 years old, but the research, headed by Mary Schweitzer, a molecular paleontologist at North Carolina State University suggest otherwise. It can be explained by iron in the dinosaur’s body, which they say preserved the tissue before it could decay. 

In the case of Armitage and his religion, I will just let the Court receive the evidence and decide based on the merit on what to do with the dispute over his leaving his employment.

[See the NEWS HERE.]

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