A new challenger

To Karl Priest and/or Joseph Mastropaolo.
(other applicants may apply for an informal debate for no cost in the comments section below)

Your “LIFE SCIENCE PRIZE MINI-TRIAL” is very poorly written (please see $10,000), but very tempting.
In an effort to meet you halfway and give you a chance I have corrected the challenge for reissue back to yourselves. As I’m sure you’ll agree, the spirit of the challenge is intact (especially given the reasons you’ve stated for previous applicants refusing the challenge) and that this version is both more intelligible, accurate, and sensible.
In the event that you wish to query any change, please let me know and we shall discuss how to reconsile our understandings and interpretations.

..The claim has been made that evolution is [a] religion taught in the public schools in violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America..

This is the claim I will be defending myself against.

AMENDED RULES FOR THE LIFE SCIENCE PRIZE MINI-TRIAL
1. The defendant puts $10,000 in escrow with the judge.
2. The creationist, Joseph Mastropaolo, puts $10,000 in escrow with the judge.
3. If the defendant shows the Theory Of Evolution to be scientifically valid, and Creationism to be religious in description, then the defendant is awarded the $20,000.
4. If the Creationist shows Creationism to be scientifically valid and the Theory Of Evolution to be religious in description, then the Creationist is awarded the $20,000.
5. Evidence must be scientific, that is, objective, valid, reliable and calibrated.
6. The preponderance of evidence prevails.
7. At the end of the trial, the judge hands the prevailing party both checks.
8. The judge is a superior court judge.
9. The venue is a courthouse.
10. Court costs will not be paid by the prevailing party.

Bonus round

I welcome any attempt to show that “devolution” is in any way a valid scientific term.
For comparison; any deceleration in physics is still an acceleration (change in velocity).
i.e. You can accelerate to a standstill.

Original challenge below for reference
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From http://lifescienceprize.org

THE LIFE SCIENCE TRIAL FOR EVOLUTIONISTS AND UNETHICAL EDITORS 374,000 EVOLUTIONISTS SILENCED SINCE 2002

Biology vs. Science by Dr. Joseph Mastropaolo

Home

$1000 Reward for finding an evolutionist that completes a Life Science Prize Mini-Trial.

$1000 Omniscient Originality Prize for two or more living things that are identical. It is predicted that this prize also will go unclaimed indefinitely because there is no such thing as a homologue, or an evolution sequence, or micro-evolution, or macro-evolution, or mosaic characteristics, or a common ancestor, by reason of the fact that all living things are devolving, dynamically engineered, unique inventions of omniscient originality. See Biology for the 21st Century and the Life Science Prize Tested Devolution, Evolution, and Genesis, 2005, p. 16. (Originality Prize offered on 3-18-07.)

“Default-judgment. Judgment entered against a party who has failed to defend against a claim that has been brought by another party.” -Black’s Law Dictionary.

For years, the claim has been made that evolution is an inverted-fantasy religion taught in the public schools in violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America. The Debate Dodgers (see below) unanimously have failed to defend in court against that claim. Therefore, the default-judgment applies to all evolutionists in general and particularly those on the Debate Dodgers List. This is proof positive that evolution is an inverted-fantasy religion taught in the public schools in violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.

Evidently, 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. The rules and results follow. These data confirm the scientific peer reviewed articles of objective, valid, reliable, and calibrated evidence that evolution exists nowhere in the universe, never has, never will, except as an inverted fantasy based on vitalism superstitions 2,500 years old.

Therefore, we are the stewards, not the animals. (9-1-09)

RULES FOR THE LIFE SCIENCE PRIZE MINI-TRIAL
1. The evolutionist puts $10,000 in escrow with the judge.
2. The creationist, Joseph Mastropaolo, puts $10,000 in escrow with the judge.
3. If the evolutionist proves evolution is science and creation is religion, then the evolutionist is awarded the $20,000.
4. If the creationist proves creation is science and evolution is religion, then the creationist is awarded the $20,000.
5. Evidence must be scientific, that is, objective, valid, reliable and calibrated.
6. The preponderance of evidence prevails.
7. At the end of the trial, the judge hands the prevailing party both checks.
8. The judge is a superior court judge.
9. The venue is a courthouse.
10. Court costs will be paid by the prevailing party.

Alternative Rules for the Life Science Prize Mini-Trial
To accommodate, especially those fearful of contending against creation, these modified rules were offered in vain to some organizations, some universities, and some evolutionists like Dr. Francisco Ayala.
1. The evolutionist puts a $10,000 check in escrow with the judge.
2. The devolutionist, Joseph Mastropaolo, puts a $10,000 check in escrow with the judge.
3. If the evolutionist proves evolution is science, then the evolutionist is awarded the $20,000.
4. If the devolutionist proves that devolution, the opposite of evolution, is science, then the
devolutionist is awarded the $20,000.
5. Evidence must be scientific, that is, objective, valid, reliable and calibrated.
6. The preponderance of evidence prevails.
7. At the end of the trial, the judge hands the prevailing party both checks.
8. The judge is a superior court judge.
9. The venue is a courthouse.
10. Court costs will be paid by the prevailing party.
Note. There is no limit to the number or qualifications of those on the evolutionist’s side. If the evolutionist has the scientific evidence, then there is also no limit to how many times the evolutionist may contend and win $10,000 (in less than six months, that could exceed $1 million).”

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