Firstly, let me explain as I’m just curious.
Stephen Fry mentioned on a TV program called ‘Q.I.’ that a pack of 52 cards can be shuffled in so many ways that…
“The chances that anyone has ever shuffled a pack of cards in the same way twice in the history of the world are infinitesimally small, statistically speaking. The number of possible permutations of 52 cards is ‘52 factorial’ otherwise known as 52! or 52 shriek.”
If we actually calculate this number is comes out at 8.065^67 which is vast.
It is also estimated that there are approximately 10^82 atoms in the Universe according to a post here.
And yet if we look at the human genome which consists of some 3 billion base pairs that have all come together in perfect order ‘Randomly’. The actual mathematical probability of this happening randomly is a number so vast as to be utterly ludicrous. Francis Crick, OM, FRS (8 June 1916 – 28 July 2004) a British scientist, a ‘skeptic’ and an agnostic with “a strong inclination towards atheism
Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins themselves describe DNA as a ‘language’. A man here Perry Marshall makes a very good case for DNA having to have been designed by a ‘Mind’ as there is no language in existence that wasn’t designed by a mind. Fair enough, but there are however other websites that have popped up as Mr. Marshall’s argument has pretty much ‘swept the carpet from under their feet’ that are now trying to actually redefine the meaning of the word ‘code’.
Here the author of the article tries to show that the Nobel Prize winning scientists are mistaken in describing DNA as a code [in the traditional sense] he says:
[DNA] It is analogous to a code in enough ways that it makes sense for us to refer to things like the “genetic code,”
Analogous to a code, but not actually a code? What on earth is that supposed to mean?