Isn’t it interesting how bonded we little human beings are to the notion of cause and effect? Rather than not understand things, we will even introduce a false causality. For instance, a battered wife might say, “If I hadn’t burned the supper he wouldn’t have hit me.” or a child might think, “If I had behaved better, Daddy (or Mommy) wouldn’t have left home.”
So we ‘understand’ things, even at our own expense, if need be. The idea of ‘my fault’ is still better than the notion of ‘no reason’. That makes it all the stranger that in the theory of evolution men have deliberately chosen a random beginning for the universe. Of course, we all know no one really acts like it is random even as they insist it is. Goals are posited for a ‘force’ which,by their own standards, isn’t even there and couldn’t have goals in any case etc.
But, sinful man is heavily invested in not having anyone home in the universe, isn’t he? That means we are not owned and can do as we want…
Like you, I am always interested in how best to present the fallacies of evolution to others. One of my main arguments, apart from the philosophical ones, is that the math is all wrong, I was anything but a stellar math student, but even I can understand the basics of probability theory. This excerpt is taken from the book”Myths and Miracles” by David C C Watson:
“Some scientists say that the probability of our world having evolved by chance is about as great as the probability of an explosion in a printing press producing the Encyclopaedia Britannica complete in 24 volumes.
But other scientists argue:”A monkey tapping away at random on a typewriter would eventually write correctly not only words but also phrases, sentences, and even whole books. So, given enough time,”chance” can produce anything – whales, bees, spiders, monkeys, Man.”
Answer: Let us assume that the monkey uses a typewriter with 60 keys:
26 small letters, 26 capitals, a space, full stop, comma, colon, semicolon, two brackets and a question mark.
Suppose we wish the monkey to produce the word Peanut. Now, the chances of the monkey typing the letter P are 1:60, and of typing Pe are 1/60 times 1/60 = 1 in 3600.
So his chances of typing the six-letter word Peanut are (1/60)to the sixth power =1 in 46,656,000,000.
This means that if the monkey could type at a rate of 3 letters per second, he would have to type for 450 years to produce ‘Peanut’.
Now let’s take the phrase ‘Peanuts and Typewriters’ (just 23 correct letters and spaces). This would take a million monkeys over a thousand million million million million years (i.e.10 to the 27th power) each typing away at three letters per second.
This time period is a hundred thousand million million (i.e. 10 to the 17th power) times as long as the age of the universe according to the Theory of Evolution. And it is needed for only 23 letters and spaces to be put together correctly!
But our world contains many more than 23 things correctly put together; so it would take inconceivably longer still for these hundreds and thousands of things to get together correctly ‘by chance’.
That is why a good number of scientists in recent years have been calling Darwin’s theory ‘mathematical nonsense’. 5000 million years is nothing like enough time for random evolution.”