Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Darwinian Evolution Is A Mathematical Impossibility

Donald Page of Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Science has calculated the odds against our universe randomly taking a form suitable for life as one out of 10,000,000,000 to 124th power -- a number that exceeds all imagination. Astronomers Fred Hoyle and N.C. Wickramasinghe found that the odds of the random formation of a single enzyme from amino acids anywhere on our planet’s surface are one in 10 to 20th power. Furthermore, they observe, “The trouble is that there are about two thousand enzymes and the chance of obtaining them all n a random trial is only one part in [10 to 40,000th power], an outrageously small probability that could not be faced even if the whole universe consisted of organic soup.” And this is just one step in the formation of life. Nothing has yet been said about DNA and where it came from, or of the transcription of DNA to RNA, which scientists admit cannot even be numerically computed. Nor has anything been said of mitosis or meiosis. One would have to conclude that the chance of the random ordering of organic molecules is not essentially different from a big fat zero. Perhaps that’s why they call it a singularity, because it is without definition or empirical explanation.

Ravi Zacharias, The End of Reason, p. 35

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