Chance Life - A Ridiculous Improbability

What would be involved in the accidental development of a single living cell capable of reproducing itself?

The fact is that the most elementary form of life is more complicated than any man-made thing on earth. The entire complex of New york City is LESS COMPLICATED than the makeup of the simplest microscopic cell. It is more than ridiculous to talk about its chance production. Scientists themselves assure us that the structure of a single cell is unbelievably intricate. The chance for a proper combination of molexules into amino acids, and then into proteins with the properties of life is entirely unrealistic. The American Scientist magazine made this admission in January, 1955: "From the probability standpoint, the ordering of the present environment into a single amino acid molecule would be utterly improbable in all time and space available for the origin of terrestrial life."

A Swiss mathematician, Charles Eugene Guye, actually computes the odds against such an occurance at only one chance in 10^160. This means 10 multipled by itself 160 times, a number too large even to articulate spanning well beyond a googol (a 1 with 100 zeros after it; the name for this number is credited to mathematician Edward Kasners 9-year-old nephew Milton Sirotta). Another scientist expressed it this way: "The amount of matter to be shaken together to produce a single molecule of protein would be millions of times greater than that in the whole universe. For it to occur on earth alone would require many, almost endless, billions of years." [ The Evidence of God in an Expanding Universe, p. 23 ] ...perhaps a new fictional product in the cosmic store: "Shake & Wait"

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