Of all the stars with some planets, in all the galaxies and all the time available, surely many will by chance produce complex chemicals that could later join to form life? It is impossible to prove not and it sounds quite plausible, but how probable is it?
i] Take a look at our solar system and note the narrow orbit path, Earth is often said to be ideally placed (solar distance, circularity of orbit, size & Moon). The potential orbit paths could be nearer the Sun part way to Venus and as far out as Mars and support some life. The extremes could probably be colonised with determination by us but not really favourable to accidental life. (On the Mars meteor, if Mars can send them here then Earth could send them there or an old one fall back.) The size of the planet relates to the gravity, Earth is also right, it holds matter as light as gas to keep an atmosphere and pulls the main shape to a ball with mountains, while soft things like life can grow to reasonable size. It is more than satisfactory for the creation argument as it looks ideally tailored to suit purpose.
ii] Stars are dangerous things, Earth is magnetic field protected, but then our Sun is a small steady benevolent star as gigantic unshielded nuclear reactors go. Some stars could not qualify as suns, some dangerous even beyond the local system and there may even be sterile areas on the galactic scale out there.
iii] The time factor is misleading here as the universe is relatively young, and for a lot of the time past it was in no state for life. Universe 15 billion years old though COBE results may reduce this, age of life estimates vary from three and a half billion to four billion years. It is considered some stars had to go through formation to death in order to produce the life elements. So more than two thirds of time passed before life could either start or be created.
iv] The next problem is in logic, maybe I have reduced the numbers of suns with [life] planet(s), but not to zero. The proposition here has been to call on the almost ' limitless(?)' numbers in space and time. The vast universal numbers only count to get your first life, then possibilities shorten to just those few planets with seas swimming with some sort of primitive life. Even the size of a planet misleads, only in the organic area can it happen. Throw away the vast numbers next throw of the dice can only be on these planets.
This continues because successive steps can only occur on top of the last step. So; consider a rare specie. The target is the DNA. Your possible favourable area wherein the odds fit (can happen) is only as big as a smear on a microscope slide, vast numbers cannot help now it must happen in a minute place. Only the first accident has the luxury of a universe to play in.
It is often said this or that function/thing evolved over ' millions of years.’ Let us assume so, smallest multiple for millions is two million. A billion is one thousand millions.
So divide four billion by two million, answer two thousand.
Conclusion, no life form can have more than two thousand function/thing parts.
a. All the part’s geometry of shape to fit of all surfaces and shape micro and macro.
b. Each part in functional status and relation or not to other parts.
c. Growth functioning in all states, sexual, chemical balances, size and unfolding.
d. System relationship with external environment, both threat and cooperation.
e. Firmware systems, run body, control body changes, reflexes.
f. Software systems, self and learning.
= YOU OR ME
At least as complex as all the things we know can go wrong with it!
Bit tight that.
Experimental data. [Indirect, but millions of tonnes of it.]
Can sterile organics generate life.
The canning industry has put millions of tons of organic material in cans, the results show nothing happens unless the can fails. There are probably more organics [sterilised] in one can of beans [enough to re-
Life don’t happen unless generated by preceding life.
Louis Pasteur 1822 – 1895.
Evolution don’t do what it says on the can.
And as far as I am aware, Evolutionists still confidently eat canned food, bit hypocritical -
*For example the beans and the bacteria on them.
next: 13/ Of Atoms and Screws,