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Old 03-27-2013, 02:42 PM  
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Creationist offers $10K to prove Bible wrong

Creationist offers $10K to prove Bible wrong
Betting that science supports Genesis and not Darwin.

By Rich_Maloof

A die-hard creationist is putting his money where his faith is.
Dr. Joseph Mastropaolo believes unequivocally that the Bible's book of Genesis is a literal account of our universe's origin. Standing firmly behind his convictions, which he believes can be scientifically demonstrated, Mastropaolo has issued a challenge: Anyone who can prove, using hard evidence, that science contradicts the literal reading of Genesis walks away $10,000 richer.

Be warned: You don't want to sign up for this challenge without your facts in order. Contestants must arrive ready to argue their position against Mastropaolo with their own $10k in hand — and be willing to lose the money if Mastropaolo's scientific evidence of creationism prevails. So it's not so much a reward situation as a high-stakes bet. Whether or not the Bible says gambling is a sin remains a debate for another time.

The Literal Genesis Trial Contest is detailed at the Creation Science Hall of Fame — "Honoring those who honored God's Word as literally written in Genesis" — where the challenge is addressed, in good competitive spirit, to theistic evolutionists, allegoricallists, and "all you 'Long Agers.'"

According to contest rules, a mini-trial will be held in a courthouse where the contestant and Mastropaolo are to each put $10,000 in escrow. A superior court justice will decide which party prevails and is awarded the $20,000. (The Creation Science Hall of Fame is hosting the challenge but says it is not a party to the judge or any other entity involved.)

If you plan on arriving with a high schooler's grasp of evolution and a copy of Darwin's "On the Origin of Species," well, may God be with you. Mastropaolo is a highly educated, highly accomplished scientist. He's a recognized expert in kinesiology (the scientific study of body movement, aka human kinetics) and a recipient of Vice Presidential Awards for his studies on life in space.
And he believes that evolution cannot be proved.

"[Evolutionists] are not stupid people," Mastropaolo told The Guardian. "They are bright, but they are bright enough to know there is no scientific evidence they can give in a mini-trial."

Mastropaolo's bio indicates he has already scientifically proved that Adam and Eve were genetically perfect, that "ape-men are frauds" and that the Earth is 6,800 years old, give or take eight and a half centuries.

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Old 03-28-2013, 11:23 AM   #61
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My church had a small variation on this story:

God: "Adam, I see you are lonely and so I shall make you a mate. She shall be called woman. She will be perfect; smart, compassionate, and caring."

Adam: "Lord that sounds fantastic! By the way, is this going to cost me anything Lord? "

God: "Yes Adam. I'm afraid it will require an arm and a leg."

Adam: "Dang! What can I get for a rib?"
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:23 AM   #62
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what? you don't believe that a donkey + dog + bird + fish + monkey = you?
I, for one, welcome our donkey-dog-bird-fish-monkey overlords... ..

Well at least you didn't question how man evolved from rocks. Progress I suppose..
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:24 AM   #63
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My church had a small variation on this story:

God: "Adam, I see you are lonely and so I shall make you a mate. She shall be called woman. She will be perfect; smart, compassionate, and caring."

Adam: "Lord that sounds fantastic! By the way, is this going to cost me anything Lord? "

God: "Yes Adam. I'm afraid it will require an arm and a leg."

Adam: "Dang! What can I get for a rib?"
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Plus no refunds. What a crock....
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:26 AM   #64
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That is an assertion so you have evidence to back that up?

Don't come back with a question to my question.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:27 AM   #65
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I bet that they think that evolution is a random monkey popping out a human baby too
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:31 AM   #66
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what? you don't believe that a donkey + dog + bird + fish + monkey = you?
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:33 AM   #67
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ya. there is no god. I have looked. everyone has and nobody found god, they simply made shit up for their own gain.

there is no god.

and don't come back. ever. liar.
you are still asserting without proof....I think that makes you skeptical and that maybe you think there is God
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:34 AM   #68
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you are still asserting without proof....I think that makes you skeptical and that maybe you think there is God
Asserting without proof?

Oh, I'm sure a believer has NEVER done that before...
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:36 AM   #69
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you are still asserting without proof....I think that makes you skeptical and that maybe you think there is God
if the bible is proof that all that bologna is real. Then my comic book is proof that is real. It's in print, so it must be true right?
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:38 AM   #70
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I laugh when someone says 'evolutionist' like that's a belief or something. I understand technology too, am I a technologist?
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:42 AM   #71
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:46 AM   #72
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:49 AM   #73
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:51 AM   #74
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Dave Lane pointed out how the Bible says the beginning went down. God created Adam first, and made it very clear that he was first. The "Them" that is mentioned is Adam's offspring. There is no mention of anyone outside of Adam's lineage.
Nonsense. Going by order of discussion, "THEM" came first in Gen 1. After, we meet Adam in Gen 2. Furthermore there is certainly mention of anyone outside of Adam because those are precisely the people Cain was so afraid of.


In order for your logic to work, Adam & Eve must had tons of kids at the same time as they had Cain, and they must have all grown up and moved away to neighboring areas. And they must have all HATED (or at least disliked) their own parents and siblings if Cain really feared them.


Net: your interpretation is a big fat failure.


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Genesis 3:20 20 The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.

Common mistake. This is an interpolation that doesn't show up in the original manuscripts. I'll let it slide this one time.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:51 AM   #75
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True, but I wouldn't be licking my ass right now.
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