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A Chimp and a Typewriter

13 June 2012, 18:56
In my youth, before I was brain-washed by logic and reason, I was a Sunday school student.

I clearly remember being told that our planet had zero chance of being created by chance. In fact, if you were to place a chimpanzee in front of a typewriter, there was a greater chance of him typing the entire works of Shakespeare than of our world coming about by fluke.

Or something like that.

I believed it for a while until I slipped through the cracks and fell into the wonderful world of doubt. Now I am not so sure.

Its tough being a slave to logic, and if anyone can help free me, this is a rescue call. You can start by explaining the issue of chance. Are we really that special down here on planet earth?

Consider a bug hitting your windscreen. Astronomical odds when you trace things back, but it was always going to happen.

About the same as odds as a chimp in front of a typewriter? 

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