It's easy to know everything when you know just about nothing, isn't it?
There are 20 standard amino acids used by most organisms to build proteins.
Woho....why we have a scientific moralist...
“It’s easy to know everything when you know just about nothing, isn’t it?”
Judgmental too, likes to cast the first stone!
Yes, 20, however you leave out some very important facts concerning the probabilitiy of amino acids forming life:
[[Fred Hoyle estimates the following probabilities for chance, random arrangement of amino acids:- (14)
10-19 for a ten amino acid polypeptide
10-20 for a functional enzyme
10-130 for the histone H4 molecule
10-40,000 for all of life’s 2,000 enzymes
This last value (10-40,000) shows the probability that a very, very tiny part of evolution could have happened. This probability is more unlikely than the monkey’s chance typing (viz 10-143) which have been used to ‘prove’ evolution.
Bear in mind that Mathematical Zero is 10-50. Any value smaller than this is relegated by mathematicians to the realm of ‘never happening’.]]
You must be talking to yourself again. Interestingly, all those 20 aminos must be 'left handed' in living organisms, even though the simple probability of either is equal. Mathematics provides yet another asymptotic impossibility for evolutionists to digest, yet they remain ignorantly unfazed.
Score: evolution, zero; mathematics (the real science) infinity!