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weird: University Fires Christian Scientist for Discovery Proving Creationism

Once again, academia tries to destroy creationism and God.

“California State University Northridge fired a scientist after he discovered soft tissue on a triceratops fossil, indicating that dinosaurs roamed the earth only thousands of years in the past rather than going extinct 60 million years ago. (Facebook)”
http://www.charismanews.com/us/44820-university-fires-christian-scientist-for-discovery-proving-creationism

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5 responses to “weird: University Fires Christian Scientist for Discovery Proving Creationism

  1. rationalhumanist87 08/07/2014 at 14:31:12

    I can’t help but to like this. As a science teacher, I know evolution to be fact. Not because it is nice to think it, or it gives me hope that I won’t die to think it, I simply know it to be true as every empirical test we have done since the theory was postulated by Darwin, it has supported evolution every time. Even if these strange claims of soft tissue on the fossilised remains were true, it doesn’t disprove evolution, and most certainly doesn’t hint at there being a god, not to mention one that cares what we do and think and intervenes in our lives. Don’t you agree?

    • Frank Olvera (aka "The Christian Noob") 08/07/2014 at 15:52:13

      I come from a scientific background (biology, chemistry, physics, etc). Studying that men came from apes was merely to get a grade on a test. Growing up Christian, I’ve never accepted it. The question that I’ve always had (same as many others) is why we don’t see canine-humanoids or avian-humanoids. Why is humankind the only species with free will and wisdom? This doesn’t mean that my curiosity stops me from exploring science in any form.

      Said this, do I like dinosaurs and/or species of other eras? Yes, I do and I’m curious (need to learn). Can I accept that an asteroid hit the Gulf of Mexico triggering one of the major extinction events on this planet? Yes, I can and wonder what else happened. All the while, do I still believe in God? Yes, I do and I haven’t heard of any science that can disprove this. Of course, if you have, let me know.

      • rationalhumanist87 08/07/2014 at 16:06:08

        Well I thank you for the challenge. I don’t suppose you did well on that test you talk of. Evolution doesn’t say we are part ape or that we are descendants of apes, it says that we share common a ancestry with apes. We are half a chromosome away, but we never were apes. The issues you mention which prevent you from accepting the process of evolution through random mutation and natural mutation can be cleared to worn further study. Evolution is a gradual process where no one species erupted into the next. The process of fossilisation also is a very privations and unlikely event, making it marvellous that we have been able to find what we have found over the centuries.

        Nonetheless, it is your logic that I struggle with most. You claim that you never really succumbed to evolution due to the lack of convincing evidence – the fact that you have yet to see a fossil of intermediary species, yet you are quite happily convinced by a resurrection story or the supernatural when there’s not only no evidence but nothing to even suggest it is possible. In the interest of consistency, don’t you think you either value evidence in its entirety or you don’t?

  2. luv2sex.info 08/08/2014 at 05:33:18

    thought university is a place to allow people to think independently?

  3. Rina Mosquera 08/08/2014 at 23:48:07

    Creo en Dios, pero en el Dios que no tiene nombre ni forma, sino como energia divina de la que están formadas todas las cosas.

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