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CSUN Scientist Fired After Soft Tissue Found On Dinosaur Fossil

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Attorneys for a California State University, Northridge scientist who was terminated from his job after discovering soft tissue on a triceratops fossil have filed a lawsuit against the university.
    While at the Hell Creek Formation excavation site in Montana, researcher Mark Armitage discovered what he believed to be the largest triceratops horn ever unearthed at the site, according to attorney Brad Dacus of Pacific Justice Institute.
    Upon examination of the horn under a high-powered microscope back at CSUN, Dacus says Armitage was “fascinated” to find soft tissue on the sample – a discovery Bacus said stunned members of the school’s biology department and even some students “because it indicates that dinosaurs roamed the earth only thousands of years in the past rather than going extinct 60 million years ago.”
    “Since some creationists, like [Armitage], believe that the triceratops bones are only 4,000 years old at most, [Armitage's] work vindicated his view that these dinosaurs roamed the planet relatively recently,” according to the complaint filed July 22 in Los Angeles Superior Court.
    The lawsuit against the CSUN board of trustees cites discrimination for perceived religious views.
    Armitage’s findings were eventually published in July 2013 in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
    According to court documents, shortly after the original soft tissue discovery, a CSUN official told Armitage, “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, according to attorneys.
    “Terminating an employee because of their religious views is completely inappropriate and illegal,” Dacus said in a statement. “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.”

  2. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member
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    Oct 14, 2007
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    Will pray for his job....

    However, as a Californian, for years and quite familiar with the state guidelines for termination and the right to hearings, they call it a Skelly Hearing -http://members.csea.com/memberhome/orfo/OrangeFieldOffice/FieldOfficeResources/WhatisaSkelly/tabid/26234/Default.aspx - and all state employees are allowed a Skelly.

    Chances are good that he will win this, but since Janet Napolitano was hired to run the state university system, this kind of action has become more common! She seems to have brought a little bit of Obama with her to California. Still, being familiar with this process, more employees are reinstated than fired! It is an extremely fair process, and I have seen so really bad employees returned to the job, but placed in another department, with a new title!
  3. Bro. James

    Bro. James Well-Known Member
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    Sep 14, 2004
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    Pseudo-Science controls academia. Now what?

    The Apostle Paul "appealed to Caesar"-- and got himself executed. Paul was innocent, yet a faithful witness. He knew what was coming down--he knew he would be offered up--all according to Divine Plan. There is no happenstance in God's Plan.

    "They that live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution."

    Rejoice, be happy, God is in control. The god of this world is still seeking whom he may devour.

    God give us the strength and wisdom to stand, even through the gallows.

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.:godisgood:

    Bro. James
    #3 Bro. James, Aug 14, 2014
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