Scientist Fired for Challenging Evolution now Awarded Financial Settlement
As previously reported, Mark Armitage was a scientist at California State University—Northridge (CSUN) who discovered soft tissues on a large triceratops horn that was believed to be at least 65 million years old. However, the discovery became mired in controversy when Armitage described his findings in a journal article.
“In the paper, I just presented the factual data,” Armitage said. “The only conclusions I drew were that ‘This needs to be investigated further. We have a lot of work to do.’”
Other scientists at the university were not pleased with Armitage’s discovery, evidently thinking that he was trying to promote evidence against evolution. His supervisor reportedly stormed into his lab on one occasion and shouted, “We will not tolerate your religion in this department!”
On Feb. 27, 2013, CSUN fired Armitage.
“Suffice it to say,” Armitage, who is an evangelical Christian, explained, “some people in the department didn’t appreciate [the soft tissue discovery], and somehow they seemed to work a way to have me very quickly removed from my position. Read More at”http://christiannews.net/2016/10/10/christian-scientist-fired-for-challenging-evolution-awarded-financial-settlement/
See the coverage of this news item in 2014 by Church Arise! at http://churcharise.blogspot.com.ng/2014/12/evolution-creation-battle-unabating.html