The term “young earth” refers to the belief that Earth began thousands of years ago as opposed to millions of years ago. A scientist in California specializes in exploring the young earth contention with microscopic evidence. He claims that his work unjustly led to his dismissal from a university and has filed a wrongful termination suit.
The scientist has a diverse background. He founded a microscope consulting and sales company, which has proven to be successful. He also secured a patent for an optical inspection device, amongst other achievements. He has memberships in multiple national scientific societies, and is on the board of the Creation Research Society. He has had a fascination with microscopes and the organisms he can view through them since his teen years.
In 2012, he found the largest triceratops horn ever found at a Montana site called Hell Creek Foundation. When examining it under a high-powered microscope at California State University, Northridge, he discovered that it contained soft tissue. He felt this indicated that dinosaurs may have been present in North America thousands of years ago, and published a paper about the discovery in a scientific journal.
The scientist was employed at CSUN’s biology department, managing their Electron and Confocal Microscopy Suite. There, he trained students in the proper use of microscopes. He claims that after a discussion with students about the horn’s age, a supervisor came into the lab and made religiously intolerant statements to him.
He complained but two weeks later was fired. The university says that his position was temporary and couldn’t be funded anymore. The scientist says it was an instance of wrongful termination.
Wrongful termination cases like this involve proving contentions about dismissals. Each case has multiple issues to sort out. An experienced attorney can help to organize those issues and ensure that a wrongful termination does simply fade away quietly.
Source: World Mag, “University fires scientist after dinosaur discovery offers young earth evidence” SARAH PADBURY, Jul. 25, 2014