[quote author=“SkepticX”]An excerpt from a post on another forum I participate in:
[quote author=“PM”]Regarding the claim that most creationists argue from incredulity, which theory is more believable to you? That some unknown origin erupted into chemicals which somehow turned into organic material which somehow turned into life? Or that everything appears by design? Can an explosion in a printing factory create a dictionary? The odds of that are greater than the existence of life by chance.
That just makes me happy!
Thanks for sharing. This is pretty amusing.
Here is what I say to people who try to make this argument. The probability of you winning the lottery is infinitessimal, but it makes no sense to deny it once it happens, just because it was prohibitively improbable. It only has to go your way one time.
Besides, as far as we know, there have already been trillions of unsuccessful big bangs (where we define “success” as the generation of life). If you play the lottery enough times, the probability of winning at least once approaches 100%.