A California creationist is offering a $10,000 prize to anyone who can prove in front a judge that evolutionists are right and the Bible is wrong when it comes to the development of life on Earth.
Dr. Joseph Mastropaolo, a former professor who has a Ph.D in kinesiology, is putting up $10,000 of his own money in the contest, known as the Literal Genesis Trial.
The opponent is expected to contribute $10,000 as well, for a winner-take-all amount of $20,000.
Mastropaolo maintains on his website that “evolution is devoid of scientific evidence.”
“As an acid test of that finding, the most outspoken evolutionists worldwide bar none were challenged to contend for the Life Science Prize,” he said, adding, “evolution exists nowhere in the universe, never has, never will, except as an inverted fantasy based on vitalism superstitions 2,500 years old.”
He says to date, more than 374,000 evolutionists, by individual or organization invitation, cannot be coaxed into revealing their scientific evidence.
Some of the famous evolutionists who have been invited to take part include Oxford University professor Richard Dawkins, who Mastropaolo says is “possibly the world’s foremost propagandist for evolution possesses not one iota of scientific evidence,” and syndicated columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner George Will.
The Literal Genesis Trial contest would take place in a courthouse in Santa Ana, Calif., before a superior court judge agreed upon by all parties.
“Evidence must be scientific, that is, objective, valid, reliable and calibrated,” Mastropaolo says.
“There is no limit to the number or qualifications of those on the evolutionist’s side,” Mastropaolo notes on his website. “If the evolutionist has the scientific evidence, then there is also no limit to how many times the evolutionist may contend and win $10,000 (in less than six months, that could exceed $1 million).”
“They [evolutionists] are not stupid people, they are bright, but they are bright enough to know there is no scientific evidence they can give in a minitrial,” he told the Guardian.
Mastropaolo has received two Vice Presidential Awards, one for Aerospace Safety and one for Aerospace Medicine. He taught biomechanics and physiology at California State University, Long Beach, for 26 years.