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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:27 PM

Joseph Mastropaolo, Creationist, Offers $10,000 To Anyone Who Can Disprove Bible

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Here's an announcement sure to get some scientists talking: An outspoken creationist is offering thousands of dollars to anyone who can scientifically disprove the Biblical creation story.

Dr. Joseph Mastropaolo, who has a degree in kinesiology, is putting $10,000 on the line for his "Literal Genesis Trial," a "minitrial" in California that would involve a bailiff, court reporter and a judge. Only scientific evidence that is "objective, valid, reliable and calibrated" will be allowed, according to the Creation Hall of Fame website, which is collaborating with Mastrapaolo on the project.

A "non-literal Genesis advocate" would also be expected to put up $10,000. The winner of the "trial" would take home everything.

Mastropaolo said he's confident he will be keeping his money.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/27/joseph-mastropaolo-creationist-10000-disprove-genesis_n_2964801.html

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Reply Joseph Mastropaolo, Creationist, Offers $10,000 To Anyone Who Can Disprove Bible (Original post)
zappaman Mar 2013 OP
Scuba Mar 2013 #1
frogmarch Mar 2013 #2
zappaman Mar 2013 #4
frogmarch Mar 2013 #6
zappaman Mar 2013 #9
Duer 157099 Mar 2013 #3
arcane1 Mar 2013 #10
Duer 157099 Mar 2013 #11
arcane1 Mar 2013 #12
olddots Mar 2013 #5
LadyHawkAZ Mar 2013 #7
Roland99 Mar 2013 #8
mainer Mar 2013 #13
bluestate10 Mar 2013 #14
jmowreader Mar 2013 #15
bluedigger Mar 2013 #16
nyquil_man Mar 2013 #17
librechik Mar 2013 #18
hunter Mar 2013 #19
onehandle Mar 2013 #20
SidDithers Mar 2013 #21

Response to zappaman (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:30 PM

1. Cool. Where's the line start?

 

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:30 PM

2. The burden of proof

Xposted from AA: (thanks to nonoyes)

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:31 PM

4. Whoa...

Are there really psychic werewalruses living under the surface of Pluto?

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Response to zappaman (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:33 PM

6. Yes. Bet you

can't prove me wrong.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:39 PM

9. I don't doubt you!

Now I just gotta stock up on herrings for the inevitable invasion...

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:31 PM

3. I will offer $100,000 to Anyone Who Can Prove the Literal Interpretation of Creation

"Only scientific evidence that is "objective, valid, reliable and calibrated" will be allowed, though.

Good luck with that!

ETA: And I demand that at least one exhibit be the creation of a woman from a man's rib. I will allow that it doesn't have to be the literal Adam and Eve, I'll take any living breathing human male as the subject. GO!

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:43 PM

10. The response would be: I would, but I don't need the money

 

It never fails. Ask James Randi

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:46 PM

11. That's a good thing, because

I don't have the money!

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:51 PM

12. Same here, that's why nobody ever beat my "$1,000 if you can choose to be gay for a day"

 

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:32 PM

5. he must be right -he went to college

 

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:33 PM

7. I can see where this is gonna go.

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:34 PM

8. like this????

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:53 PM

13. Nothing you say will convince him.

Nothing. Don't even bother.

From Carbon 14 dating to dinosaur bones, it will all be due to Satan's tricks.

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:56 PM

14. With Joseph Mastropalo being the judge. There is such a thing as wasting one's time.

Anyone that takes his bet will be wasting precious time because regardless of how solid the proof is, Joseph Mastropaolo is the final decision maker on whether that proof is right.

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:57 PM

15. These challenges are a joke

The rules are written in such a way you can never prove whatever it is the challenge is going after.

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:59 PM

16. So it's fundraising season at the Creation Hall of Fame, is it?

Shearing the flock is all these hucksters are up to.

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 07:15 PM

17. I would love to see what evidence he accepts.

Beyond that, I'm trying to picture what "objective, valid, reliable and calibrated" evidence he would produce. By what standard is it verified? How is the evidence tested?

He has zero intention of actually doing this.

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 07:25 PM

18. yeah, cuz you can't prove a negative.

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 07:29 PM

19. Dumb ass. The universe was created yesterday.

We're all sims.



The rules are simple: Love one another and avoid flames.

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 07:35 PM

20. Sorry, but he IS keeping his money. nt

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:41 PM

21. Will Ken Ham be there too?...

I'd track down a copy of "Dinosaurs of Eden" and get him to autograph it. Someday, it would be worth a fortune.

Sid

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