We keep looking for news about the lawsuit filed by Mark Armitage. Our most recent post about it was WorldNetDaily Supports Mark Armitage. The next few indented paragraphs provide background information, which most of you can skip:
Mark Armitage, described by his supporters as a “scientist,” is an electron microscopy technician who, according to California State University, Northridge (CSUN), was a temporary hire between 2010-2013. While on a fossil hunt in Montana, he found a large triceratops horn.
Back at CSUN, he examined his fossil and saw what he believed to be “soft tissue.” In July 2013 a peer-reviewed scientific journal, Acta Histochemica, published his article: Soft sheets of fibrillar bone from a fossil of the supraorbital horn of the dinosaur Triceratops horridus.
He subsequently lost his job is now suing CSUN. He claims he was fired because his discovery indicates that dinosaurs roamed the earth only thousands of years ago. It’s an old creationist issue. The TalkOrigins Index to Creationist Claims discusses the claim that dinosaur fossils with “red blood cells” have been found, and we’ve posted about the subject before — e.g., Dinosaur Fossils Found with Hot Red Meat?
This is a copy of the complaint that was filed: Mark Armitage vs. Board of Trustees of the California State University, et al. (21-page pdf file). You can check the court docket here Los Angeles Superior Court to see what’s been filed. If you go there, click on “Access your case” and enter case number BC552314.
The initial batch of news reports about this lawsuit came almost entirely from religious websites, “reporting” that a “scientist” had made a discovery that “proved” creationism, and for that he was fired. They mindlessly accepted his claims, although it was obvious that the only available information at the start of the case was coming from Armitage and his lawyers. There have been no developments since then. The defendant university, CSUN, hasn’t made any statements and the complaint hasn’t been answered yet.
But we did find something this morning. It’s a press release that was issued by a creationist outfit called Creation Moments. It’s titled ‘We Have Evolutionists On the Run,’ Says Fired Creationist Mark Armitage. [One of our operatives just informed us of another copy of the press release from ChristianNewsWire.] Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
After finding soft tissue in a Triceratops horn, showing that dinosaurs lived thousands and not millions of years ago, scientist Mark Armitage was fired from California State University. He recently shared his thoughts on his faith with Creation Moments, a biblical creation radio ministry, after listeners sent him hundreds of letters of support and encouragement.
What those godless evolutionists have done to Armitage is an outrage! Let’s see what he said to the creationist website:
I am deeply touched and blessed by the many wonderful comments supplied by your audience. Your comments tell me that there still are good, decent and Godly folks in our nation who pray and who seek to engage the culture for Jesus — Praise God!
Isn’t that inspiring? He goes on:
We need each other and we need to act decisively to seek and save the lost. Yes, God’s Word and the principles that founded our Nation are under severe attack. Time may be short, so I tell everyone I can about the joys of being in Christ and the danger of putting Him off.
The great man continues:
It also tells me that we have the evolutionists on the run … they are scrambling to explain the presence of these delicate and life-like cells and tissues that could in no way survive the ravages of deep time. In fact, it is astounding that they are there even after the thousands of years since the Great Flood of Noah. Even if we allow only 3,000 years since the Flood, these observations of soft tissues are stunning. [Ellipsis in the original.]
Stunning indeed! Here’s more:
So my message is this: Tell your unsaved friends that you have a friend (me) who has been going on dinosaur digs and is unearthing and publishing his findings of soft tissues.
Tell them he has predicted that soft dino tissues are the NORM and not the exception in the fossil layers and he is finding it everywhere. Tell them if soft tissues are the norm, then the Earth cannot possibly be old, and that suddenly Genesis is believable as actual history.
Verily, the evolutionists are on the run! Isn’t this exciting? We’ll be watching for further developments, dear reader, so stay tuned to this blog!
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