Thursday, January 10, 2008

It Could Happen

From the comments here:

I like Phillip Johnson’s comment about the claim that large improbabilities can be overcome by breaking them down into many smaller, manageable improbabilities (the central claim in support of the Darwinian macroevolutionary mechanism). Johnson observes that this claim amounts to suggesting that although it might be highly improbable that you will win the million-dollar lottery, this can be overcome by winning the thousand-dollar lottery a thousand times.

1 comment:

Matt said...

I moved away fromCalifornia in 1982. when I moved back in 1990 there was a new lottery. I bought 20 $1 tickets. I lost them all. Then it downed on me: "Oh! This is a tax on stupidity! I don't have to pay this one."