- Dr. Stephen Hawking, and others, claimed God does not exist, and were invited to deposit court costs of $10,000 in escrow.
- Joseph Mastropaolo claimed God does exist, and deposited court costs of $10,000 in escrow.
- The trial was to be adjudicated by a certified neutral Superior Court Judge or Appeals Court Judge acceptable to both parties (for example, from http://www.jamsadr.com/).
- Only objective, valid, reliable, calibrated science evidence was to be admissible as evidence. Opinions and speculations would be considered subjective and would not be admissible as evidence.
- Either party may challenge the other party’s evidence. Conflicts were to be adjudicated by the Judge.
- The preponderance of evidence would prevail.
- The venue was to be a courthouse or a hearing room for depositions.
- At the end of the trial, the Judge would instruct escrow to award the $20,000 court costs to the prevailing party.
- The prevailing party would pay first the honorarium for the Judge, then the rest of the court costs. Any remainder would be be kept or dispersed as the prevailing party would see fit.
- Dr. Stephen Hawking, or alternates, may have as many trials, with as many on their side, with whatever qualifications they wish. Joseph Mastropaolo will defend God is a science fact.
Note. If Dr. Stephen Hawking, or any alternate, wish to claim financial hardship, they may apply for a reduction in court costs by applying to firstname.lastname@example.org. Joseph Mastropaolo has his $10,000 ready to deposit in escrow now.