Originally posted by iterationzero
reply to post by edmc^2
Three people, all in different places in the United States, each have the winning ticket to a lottery jackpot exceeding half a billion dollars. They
have those winning tickets by "blind chance", each one of those three with odds on the order of 1 in 10^8 of having a winning ticket.
And, yet, it happened.
If your understanding of the chemical reactions that go into forming amino acids and DNA/RNA bases -- reactions which take place with elements formed
in some of the earliest stages of stellar nucleosynthesis -- is so limited that your mind can only equate them with "blind chance", and your
personal definition of "blind chance" essentially boils down to "so improbable that it could not possibly have happened" even though improbable
things happen as a matter of course, then I'd argue that the problem isn't really with science's explanation of things.
sorry but equating the probability of winning the lottery to the probability of creating life by chance is nonsense.
Here let me show you.
Below is a report on the probability of the winning the Chicago lottery:
The odds of winning are about 1 in 176 million, lottery officials said. All together, Americans spent $1 billion for a chance to win the Mega
Question to you:
What is the chance of a simple protein molecule forming at random in an organic soup?
Just to give you an idea of what your "blind chance" is against, consider the following facts:
It's common knowledge that proteins serve as structural materials and others as enzymes. The enzymes in turn speed up needed chemical reactions in
the cell. But without such help (from the enzymes), the cell would die.
Interestingly the cell needs not just a few, but 2,000 proteins serving as enzymes.
So my question to you is what are the chances of obtaining all of these at random?
hint: watch the video in the OP, the answer in there.
If you know the answer, which one will likely to happen - winning a lottery or creating life by chance events?
I await your intelligent response.