Theory of evolution has holes

September 6, 2013 • Dear Editor

Dear Editor:
A letter in the Aug. 13 Record (“Improbable not the same as impossible”) made some questionable assumptions concerning the probability of life arising spontaneously. First, he correctly pointed out that the probability of any permutation of a deck of cards placed in a line was approximately 1 in 8 followed by 67 zeros. That is “52!,” which we read as “fifty-two factorial.” That means “1x2x3…x52.” This model guarantees that a human hand will arrange the deck in a line that Login to read more

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