Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Origin of Life

Today I came across this well-put statement from my friend Caleb Ralph. It is simple, yet intense.

He writes, "
Quantum mechanics defines the standard for real world impossibility as one chance in 10150. The probability of a random burst of energy arranging the required proteins into the simplest living cell (not even considering whether the environment where this happens can sustain that cell) are one chance in more than 104,478,296. In simple terms; Take "never in eternity" and multiply it times 104,478,146 and you have the odds that random chance will create life.

So basically, (and literally,) to say that the random beginning of life on this planet is scientifically impossible would be a ridiculous understatement."

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