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Mathematical Proofs vs. Evolution

Extract from: The Collapse of Evolution, 2nd Edition by Scott M. Huse

copyright 1983, 1993

published by Baker Books, a div. of Baker book House Co.

P.O. Box 6287, Grand Rapids MI 49516-6287

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pp. 83-85

The theory of evolution proposes that all of the highly complex structures and systems of the universe are due to the operation of purely natural and haphazard processes of nature. No external supernatural agent (i.e., God) is needed or desired by the proponents of this naturalistic viewpoint. The universe is perceived as being self-contained and self-evolving.

Diametrically opposed to this philosophy, biblical creationism maintains that the innumerable, highly complex systems and intricate structures of the universe offer exceptionally strong evidence of an omniscient Creator. It is the creationist's view that the astounding degree of complexity and order found throughout the universe could never be produced by mere chance but rather represent the handiwork of an Almighty God.

In this chapter we consider the likelihood of the chance evolution of life utilizing the basic principles of mathematical probability.

Probability is simply the likelihood of an event occurring. For example, the probability of getting hit by lightning is about 1 in 600,000 (fortunately). The probability of winning a lottery grand prize with a single ticket is about 1 in 5.2 million (unfortunately).

Evolutionists insist that highly complex systems consisting of numerous inter-relating components can arise through purely random and aimless processes. To their way of "thinking," if enough monkeys typed for long enough, eventually one of them would type a perfect unabridged dictionary (fig. 16). Of course, this idea is completely nonsensical, and a brief consideration of probability statistics will reveal the absurdity and naivete of such a viewpoint.

To illustrate, consider the likelihood of just spelling the word evolution by randomly selecting nine letters from the alphabet. The probability of success is only 1 chance in 269 trials. This is equivalent to one chance in five trillion, four hundred and twenty-nine billion, five hundred and three million, six hundred and seventy-nine thousand! For such a modest request (accidentally spell a nine-letter word) these are rather bleak odds.

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Schutzenberger of the University of Paris, at a conference on "Mathematical Challenges to the Neo-Darwinian Interpretation of Evolution," concluded that the probability of evolution by mutation and natural selection is inconceivable. "We believe that it is not conceivable. In fact if we try to simulate such a situation by making changes randomly at the typographic level ... on computer programs we find that we have no chance (i.e., less than 1/10 to the 1000th power even to see what the modified program would compute; it just jams." (Schutzenberger, Algorithms and the Neo-Darwinian Theory of Evolution, in Mathematical Challenges to the Neo-Darwinian Interpretation of Evolution). Given the exceedingly small probabilities of the preceding discussion (e.g. 1 in 10 to the 375th power, 1 in 10 to the 450th power, 1 in 10 to the 1,000th power, and 1 in 10 to the 671,626th power), it is very significant to note that mathematicians generally consider any event with a probability of less than one chance in 10 to the 50th power as having a zero probability i.e., it is impossible.

Thus, we find that it is mathematically impossible for even the most elementary form of life to have arisen by mere chance. Life is no accident. It is not even something which brilliant scientists can synthesize. The bewildering complexity of even the most basic organic molecules completely rules out the chance of life originating apart from superintelligent design and planning. The most logical and reasonable conclusion which can be reached based on mathematical analysis is that complex, ordered systems, which so characterize the world in which we live, never happened by mere chance but are the handiwork of our Creator, Almighty God. How appropriate the words of the psalmist who wrote, "Great is our Lord, and of great power: His understanding is infinite" (Ps. 147:5).

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