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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2009,10:54   

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Iím not sure why the evos donít understand the logic. Maybe a more specific example would help: Every time Boeing assembles a 747, that is evidence that nature operating freely canít do it.
According to wikipedia, there have been 1,416 747ís built, so the chances of one arising through a ďtornado in a junkyardĒ scenario must be less than 1/1,416, otherwise we would have observed one already. By independence, the probability that 747ís cannot arise through chance and necessity is 1 - (1/1,416)^1,416 which is 1 according to my calculator.


Where does one begin pointing out the ridiculousness of this comparison/calculation? For example, does one also assume that Boeing assembles planes in one step? If not, how can you even compare them honestly?  (I know the answer, BTW, just venting)

KC

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