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From “Jesus found in Texas bathroom mold, we learn
|A Texas family says they are getting strength from an image of Jesus they found in the mold growing inside the shower of their home.|
Chyanna Richards, who lives in the home, told KTRK-TV, Houston, she doesn’t know if it’s mold or mildew in the bathroom but said the appearance of Jesus’ image has meaning.
“Maybe it means something. Maybe look into yourself and see if you need to change something in your life,” she said.
It does indeed mean something, Madam. Take it from UD News, it means you need to change your life.
Acquire a scrub brush and anti-mildew powder pronto, and get to work.
I just applied Dembski's EF.
It is obvious that there's no necessity for mold to grow in a form that might be recognized as Jesus by some.
It is also obviously impossible that this happened by chance.
Let's say the Jesus-like mold growth covers a 0.1x0.1 m area. Typical hyphae are a few µm wide, let's say 5 µm for ease of calculation. If I ignore for the moment anything else about growth pattern of mold, number of mold growth that can be identified as being Jesus if you look at it in the right way and if you're a religious whackjob who sees Jesus in everything, and all other factors that I don't know how to calculate, then I can easily estimate the possibility of this Jesus-like mold appearing by chance:
The area can be described as 4x10^8 5x5 µm "pixels". Each of these pixels can have mold in it or not, so the possibility of this one Jesus-like mold appearing on a shower wall is 1/2^400000000 which is really, really, really impossible. Like, at least 300 zeros and stuff impossible. And I haven't even calculated how impossible it is that it turned up in this specific shower and not in any other shower, cheese sandwich, or tree stump.
Which means that according to Dembski's EF Jesus himself designed this:
Praise be the Lord!
I don't know why the UD folks don't agree with me here. I'm pretty sure I followed the approved "How to calculate shit to arrive at some meaningless number with a lot of zeros to impress the rubes" method of ID math.
"Random mutations, if they are truly random, will affect, and potentially damage, any aspect of the organism, [...]
Thus, a realistic [computer] simulation [of evolution] would allow the program, OS, and hardware to be affected in a random fashion." GilDodgen, Frilly shirt owner