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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Biologist Fired For Holding Iron Age World View, Files Lawsuit

Would you want a doctor who used late iron age technology to treat you? Well, apparently the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute didn't want someone with the world view of a bunch of dusty nomads from 3000 BC working at their lab. So, they fired him. Now he's filing a lawsuit.

Nathaniel Abraham filed a lawsuit earlier this week in US District Court in Boston saying that the Cape Cod research center dismissed him in 2004 because of his Christian belief that the Bible presents a true account of human creation.

Abraham, who is seeking $500,000 in compensation for a violation of his civil rights, says in the suit that he lost his job as a postdoctoral researcher in a biology lab shortly after he told his superior that he did not accept evolution as scientific fact.

"Woods Hole believes they have the right to insist on a belief in evolution," said David C. Gibbs III, one of Abraham's two attorneys and general counsel of the Christian Law Association in Seminole, Fla.

Yes, and they also have the right to believe in gravity, a sun centered solar system and a round earth. If this guy wants to believe in unprovable fairy tales, I would suggest he get a job in comparative religion or something. A sky god creating the earth in 6 days and a making woman out of a rib is just that. A fairy tale.

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