Mark Armitage possibily the latest victim of the Darwinist inquisition
|August 5, 2013||Posted by scordova under Expelled|
What happens when you publish a peer-reviewed paper that states inconvenient facts against Darwinism? Better yet, photos that cast doubt on prevailing paradigms:
You get fired. At least that is what a researcher is alleging.
We are very saddened and disturbed to report that Mark Armitage was fired from his position at California State University just days after his paper was published on line.
Again, I repeat, if we assume the Earth is billions of years old, it does not mean the fossils are necessarily hundreds of millions of years old. At the very least, even if the fossils are old, it is still premature to be making claims about their age given the empirical evidence. See: Cocktail: C14, DNA, collagen in dinosaurs indicates geological timescales are false
Here is the peer-reviewed paper that seems related to the latest round of the Darwinist inquisition:
Mark Hollis Armitage
Kevin Lee Anderson
Department of Biology, California State University, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8303, USA
Department of Biology, Arkansas State University Beebe, Beebe, AR, USA
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acthis.2013.01.001, How to Cite or Link Using DOI
Soft fibrillar bone tissues were obtained from a supraorbital horn of Triceratops horridus collected at the Hell Creek Formation in Montana, USA. Soft material was present in pre and post-decalcified bone. Horn material yielded numerous small sheets of lamellar bone matrix. This matrix possessed visible microstructures consistent with lamellar bone osteocytes. Some sheets of soft tissue had multiple layers of intact tissues with osteocyte-like structures featuring filipodial-like interconnections and secondary branching. Both oblate and stellate types of osteocyte-like cells were present in sheets of soft tissues and exhibited organelle-like microstructures. SEM analysis yielded osteocyte-like cells featuring filipodial extensions of 18–20 μm in length. Filipodial extensions were delicate and showed no evidence of any permineralization or crystallization artifact and therefore were interpreted to be soft. This is the first report of sheets of soft tissues from Triceratops horn bearing layers of osteocytes, and extends the range and type of dinosaur specimens known to contain non-fossilized material in bone matrix.