I began this series with:
. “Nothing Did It” http://makarios-makarios.blogspot.com/2009/12/nothing-did-it.html
. “Atheism of the Gaps” - http://makarios-makarios.blogspot.com/2009/12/atheism-of-gaps.html
. “Es - ka - Pay” - http://makarios-makarios.blogspot.com/2009/12/es-ka-pay.html
. “Please Read This” - http://makarios-makarios.blogspot.com/2009/12/please-read-this.html
. “Which Came First” - http://makarios-makarios.blogspot.com/2009/12/which-came-first.html
. “Why Would You Choose ID” - http://makarios-makarios.blogspot.com/2009/12/why-would-you-choose-id.html
. “Chance Did It” - http://makarios-makarios.blogspot.com/2009/12/chance-did-it.html
When atheists are confronted with something they can't answer, as in my last post, some of them say, “Yes, yes chance did it.” Others say, “No, no, chance had nothing to do with it.” Arguments from ignorance every one.
And of course atheists talk about how “simple” the earliest cells were as though that explains something. That’s just embarrassing.
First of all, for every combination of amino acids that turns out a working protein, there are a HUGE number of other possible combinations that do not and will not work. What’s more, as the length of requisite proteins grows, the needed number of amino-acid sequence combinations grows and it grows exponentially.
Look at it this way. There are four ways to combine the letters A and B. There are eight ways to combine three letters. AAA, AAB, ABB, ABA, BAA, BBA, BAB, BBB.
For proteins there are 400 ways to make a two-amino-acid combination. This is because each position can be in any one of 20 different alphabetic characters. This means that there are 116,000 ways to make a four amino acid sequence.
But most functional proteins are made of hundreds of amino acids.
At this point atheists will bring out the million monkeys typing for a billion years. Atheists actually believe that scenario. That’s embarrassing.
If amino acids do not link up with one another via a peptide bond, the resulting molecule won’t fold properly. No proper fold, no protein. As well, other possible chemical bonds exist at a rate of 1 in 2. That means that the chance of getting a chain of 150 amino acids where all linkages are peptide linkages is 1 chance in 10 ^ 45.
Then we have to take into consideration that proteins tolerate only left-handed amino acids, yet right hand amino acids exist at about the same rate as left handed amino acids.
Atheist - Ya but natural selection is at work.
Anyone else - So what?
Getting, by chance, only left-handed amino acids in a peptide chain of 150 amino acids and in which all bonds are peptide bonds is 1 chance in 10 ^ 90. Most amino acids must link up in specified sequential arrangements in order to function. The probability of getting any specific amino acid at any given site is 1 chance in 20. This is not taking into consideration all the non protein-forming amino acids that exist in nature. This raises the probability of finding a protein 150 amino acids long to about 1 chance in 10 ^ 195
There are only 10 ^ 80 sub atomic particle in the entire universe.
Atheist - “Big numbers don’t mean anything.”
Anyone else - “Ya, right.”
Chance and Selection. Big words in atheist world. In the example above, the odds of producing a working protein sequence 150 amino acids long at random is like finding a single marked atom out of all the atoms in our galaxy. The search of course, in atheist world, has to be unaided. Axe, "Estimating the Prevalence of Protein Sequences." Atheists believe that it happened. That’s embarrassing!
Even a minimally complex cell would require many, many more proteins than just one. This is important because atheists are always stuck in their error that the first living cell was “simple.” That’s why atheists didn’t even think of asking how life began until 200 years after Darwin. Atheists believed that first life was so simple that, well, its beginning was no big deal. A little chance. A little selection and presto! "Houston, we've got life." That’s embarrassing!!
Early life was anything but simple. A minimally complex cell has to have at least 250 proteins of, on average 150 amino acids. Producing just one protein like that, via random selection is 1 in 10 ^ 164. That means that the chance of making all the necessary proteins is 1 in 10 ^ 164 times 250 or 1 in 10 ^ 41,000.
There are only 10 ^ 80 subatomic particle in the entire universe.
Time, chance, random selection, billions of monkeys and trillions of years isn’t enough to convince me that creating the proteins that are needed to build even a simple cell OR the information needed to create those proteins happened by chance. I’d be embarrassed to believe otherwise.