People want to be important. They want their lives to matter. For most of us, that just means doing the best we can with what we have, which ultimately doesn’t amount to much. For the rare few, that really does mean changing the world and having your name in the history books for generations to come. But there’s another rare few who, like most of us, have absolutely nothing to offer the world at large, but who just can’t stand the fact that they’re not in the History Books Club. Most of these people just sit in their underwear in their mother’s basement posting gibberish on Reddit and die forgotten like almost everyone else, but every now and then someone actually decides to treat them like they’re news. Enter WingNutDaily, and their promotion of a $10,000 “challenge” to “evolutionists”.
$10,000 prize to disprove Bible’s creation account
Evolution called fantasy based on ‘superstitions 2,500 years old’
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.
- Jeebus said so!
- I don’t understand it!
- Evidence is a liberal conspiracy!
- I believe it in my heart!
- Stop making fun of me!
- You can’t explain EVERYTHING, so that means you can’t explain ANYTHING!
- It’s not what I was taught growing up!
- You’re going to hell!
- People in Europe believe it, so it must be wrong!
- Everyone gets to have their own version of science! (This applies to origins/evolution and no other sciences except global warming)
- “Scientists,” such as kinesiologists and dentists, reject evolution, so it’s false!
- Parents don’t want their kids to be taught atheism, so science isn’t real!
- Somebody who did something bad believed in evolution, so that makes evolution false! This also means that 2+2 does not equal 4! I’m a retarded dumbfuck!
“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.