“Creationist scientist Joseph Mastropaolo has thrown down the gauntlet to anyone wishing to argue against him in a courtroom,” says the Time Newsfeed.
“Mastropaolo, who taught biomechanics and physiology at California State University for 26 years, has set up the ‘Literal Genesis Trial, a contest that aims to improve the quality of the debate between evolutionists and creationists,” says the story, going on:
“As an extra-incentive for die-hard evolutionists out there, he has offered $10,000 of his own money that he will place in an escrow account before the debate.
“The catch for his any potential adversary is that they too would have to put forward $10,000. The winner would take all $20,000.”
Guardian too has a post on the same subject.
But Michael Zimmerman isn’t buying it.
“What makes this charade so frustrating is that the Literal Genesis Trial is nothing more than a recycling of Mastropaolo’s previous foray into publicity-hunting, anti-intellectual demagoguery,” he says in the Huffington Post, adding:
“The Literal Genesis Trial used to be called The Life Science Prize and Mastropaolo regularly tried to bait evolutionary scientists into engaging in a similar contest.”
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