Some people try to explain the Creation by coincidence. What is your answer to them?
Beneath the debate on belief, there generally lies a question: is it a matter of will or of chance? That is, whether an absolute will, an infinite knowledge, an unfathomable might has brought the universe into its recent state; or these bright beauties, these amazing works of art have come into being by coincidence.
The words coincidence / chance and coincidental / by chance are frequently mentioned in the probability theory. In this theory, there exists a multiplication rule that can be summed up as this: The total probability of realization of several independent events is equal to the multiplication of respective probabilities for those discrete events. To illustrate, let us give an example: Let us have twenty-six letters in a bag and pick letters randomly to form a word.
If we put back the letters previously drawn, the probability of picking any letter will be 1/26 each and every time. If the letter is put back, probability of picking a letter, say a, is again 1/26 just as its first turn. And this ratio will be constant. When we combine to form a word, e.g. garden, the probability for the first letter to be g is 1/26. And, if we put that g into the bag back again, the probability for the second letter to be a is still 1/26. However, the probability that the first letter to be g and that the second one to be a will be the multiplication of those discrete probabilities. In other words, it will be the square of 1/26, which is approximately equal to one in seven hundred (in other words, 1.5 out of a thousand). That is, by such drawings we can write about six hundred and fifty two-letter words like in, sg, ax, mb, eu, wk.... and so on. One of these words will be ga and the probability of writing this word by two drawings is about 1.5 in a thousand.
The probability that picking the letters g first, then a, and then r is the cube of 1/26, which is approximately 57 in one million. In short, the probability of writing the word garden by such drawings is one in twelve million.
So, let us think: if the probability of writing such a small, a six-letter word by chance is one out of twelve million; is it possible for a line or a paragraph to be written by chance, let alone for a book?
Moreover, humans ability of writing is not such a simple phenomenon. We do not pick the letters from a bag, but construct them in our mind and then write them down. In this respect, it is impossible for man to produce a word coincidentally. At first, one does not have to have a pen. If so, he does not have to move that pen, and if moves it, he does not have to write letters. He might draw lines or a picture as well. And he might order the letters randomly so that they do not have meaning. Thus, the probability of writing the word garden among almost infinite number of coincidental shapes and pictures is 1 out of infinity, or simply zero. Therefore there exist two possibilities: Either that word does not form, or if does, it is not by chance, but by will. So, if a word is written, then there must be a will to do so.
Let us give an additional example from the universe. This Earth, on which we stay and with which we travel around the Sun throughout the year, is just one of almost infinitely many celestial bodies in the universe. It is not possible to explain the existence of this globe by chance. Science teaches us that if our globe was on another orbit instead of this one and that if it turned faster around the Sun, or if did not turn, or if its axis tilted by a different degree, if it wasnt surrounded with air, coated with soil, and if so many such conditions werent arranged in their current particulars, there couldnt be life on Earth. Among thousands of factors mentioned and unmentioned here, we would like to emphasize only one, that of place. The probability for this Earth to be in its present place is one out of nearly infinity, which practically is equal to zero.
Before all, that the creation itself of the Earth requires a will to do so—just as writing a word in the previous example.
Those who know well that they cannot explain the creation of the universe with coincidence and evolution have preferred to manipulate the discussion and have attempted to make misleading and catchy assumptions. Many personal hypotheses come up. Some offered that human had descended from apes. And according to some, we were descendants of frogs; to some others, of mice. Another person alleged that man was not a product of evolution of just a single species, but offspring of two distinct species, namely bear and wolf.
Indeed, it is a matter of concern for us that where this group, who hope for help from a different animal everyday, will come to a full stop.
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