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Author Topic:   Evolutionists improbable becoming probable argument
nwr
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Message 3 of 98 (907205)
02-20-2023 9:03 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by mike the wiz
02-19-2023 8:12 AM


However I question the conditional premise that, "if something is improbable eventually it will become probable given enough time and numbers".
Nobody is arguing that.
If you want to criticize what scientists say, then you need to first understand what they are saying. Otherwise you will only be attacking a ridiculous strawman.
Abiogenesis is one of those unreal things. Ergo, it reasonably didn't happen, ergo evolution reasonably didn't happen.
Evolution does not depend on whether abiogenesis happened. So this is another bad argument.
Genesis 2:7:
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Your Bible describes abiogenesis -- life from non-life. Have you abandoned your religious beliefs?

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nwr
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Message 8 of 98 (907224)
02-21-2023 12:18 AM
Reply to: Message 7 by NosyNed
02-20-2023 11:54 PM


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I would say is true: "if something is not impossible then if you try often enough it'll happen"
Yes, I agree with that. But it is not what mike the wiz said.
Here are two different probability problems:
  • What is the probability that a specific event will occur?
  • What is the probability that any one of many possible events (of the same kind) will occur?
These are two very different questions and they they need different analysis.
mike the wiz seems to have confused those two questions, and perhaps thought that they were the same question.

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