Look what we just found in the Guardian: Creationist stakes $10,000 on contest between Bible and evolution. We don’t need to make any comments. A few excerpts will be sufficient, and then you can click over there to read it all:
A California creationist is offering a $10,000 challenge to anyone who can prove in front of a judge that science contradicts the literal interpretation of the book of Genesis.
This is your chance to make a fast $10K — if you have the courage to accept the challenge. Here’s more:
Dr Joseph Mastropaolo, who says he has set up the contest, the Literal Genesis Trial, in the hope of improving the quality of arguments between creationists and evolutionists, has pledged to put $10,000 of his own money into an escrow account before the debate. His competitor would be expected to do the same. The winner would take the $20,000 balance.
That sounds fair. Let’s read on:
The argument would not be made in a formal court, but under an alternative dispute resolution model known as a minitrial. Mastropaolo said he would present the argument in favor of a literal interpretation of the creation story once he had found a willing scientist to argue that a non-literal interpretation of Genesis is more scientific.
Okay, dear reader. That’s enough to stimulate your interest. Go ahead and read the article. Then accept the challenge — if you dare! Oh wait, here’s one more excerpt to really get you going:
“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,” Mastropaolo said.
Now let’s see who is foolhardy enough to step forward. Anyone? Anyone?
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