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To: widdle_wabbit

No, I didn’t read it through.

I read the first few lines and assumed it was the same, dull argument I heard 25 years ago in college (from engineers).

And, yes, I replied B.C. (before coffee).


8 posted on 05/20/2010 5:44:31 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

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” wouldn’t 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.”

http://www.esotericscience.org/articles/1a-The-Problem-with-Evolution.pdf


13 posted on 05/20/2010 6:21:09 AM PDT by BwanaNdege
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