Please forgive me, but I am not sure if we are talking about the brilliance of the Bard, or are we equivocating about the probibility of ramdom chance being responsible for “life, the universe & everything” (42).
Was that “same, dull argument I heard 25 years ago in college (from engineers)” something along these lines?
“In their book Evolution from Space, astronomers Sir Fred Hoyle and Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe calculated that the odds of randomly producing the required enzymes for a simple living cell were 1 in 1040,000. Since the number of atoms in the known universe is only 1080, they argued that even a whole universe full of primordial soup wouldnt stand a chance. Hoyle also compared the random emergence of the simplest cell to the likelihood that a tornado sweeping through a junk-yard might assemble a Boeing 747 from the materials therein.
READ MY OTHER POSTS. Dang.