- Dr. Stephen Hawking, or alternates, claimed God does not exist and deposit court costs of $10,000 in escrow.
- Joseph Mastropaolo claimed God does exist and deposits court costs of $10,000 in escrow.
- The trial will 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 will be admissible as evidence. Opinions and speculations will be considered subjective and will not be admissible as evidence.
- Either party may challenge the other party’s evidence. Conflicts will be adjudicated by the Judge.
- The preponderance of evidence will prevail.
- The venue will be a courthouse or a hearing room for depositions.
- At the end of the trial, the Judge will instruct escrow to award the $20,000 court costs to the prevailing party.
- The prevailing party will pay first the honorarium for the Judge, then the rest of the court costs. Any remainder will be kept or dispersed as the prevailing party sees 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 science.
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. 5-30-17