Absolute and relative dating of fossils
“This was truly a historic case.” CSUN has downplayed its decision to settle, saying in a statement that the university is committed to religious freedom and freedom of speech.
“The Superior Court did not rule on the merits of Mr.
The state doesn’t put large, six-figure settlement money out unless they are really concerned they are going to lose.” Prior to looking for soft tissue in dinosaur bones, Armitage studied diatoms, unicellular organisms that make up phytoplankton, which reveal a dizzying complexity and organization at the microscopic level.
According to Armitage, the beauty and complexity of diatoms lends credence to the idea they are a product of a Creator and not of spontaneous evolution.
“The other pillar is time because you cannot get a man from a frog unless the princess kissed the frog. So in science you have to have deep time to get evolution.” Subsequent to the controversy, Armitage has been on additional digs and found more soft tissue but is finding it difficult to get published.
While the university admits no wrongdoing, Armitage’s attorney said they feared losing a protracted lawsuit because of a “smoking gun” email that backed the plaintiff’s case.He engaged students in his lab with Socratic dialogue over the issue of the earth’s age based on his and others’ research, he said.In May 2012, Armitage went on a dinosaur dig at the famous fossil site of Hell Creek in Montana, where he unearthed the largest triceratops horn ever found there.“Evolution is structure supported by two pillars: one is chance, and the other is time.Chance is required because we obviously can’t say that a thinking force created life on earth. If you kick out one of those two pillars the whole structure collapses,” Armitage noted.