Published: 14 July 2013 (GMT+10)
I hope you can respond to the attack that the number (and many other numbers) you used in one of the articles about the probability of a cell coming to being by chance (1058000) is (are) rejected on the grounds of error, according to R.C. Carrier’s 2004 journal article “The argument from biogenesis: Probabilities against a natural origin of life”
When we say organisms are designed, we are not arguing from ignorance or incredulity. We recognize the hallmarks of design - machines, systems, redundancy, contingency planning, error-checking and many other features of the cell that remind us of a very well-run factory. But one of your cells is far more complex and requires far more information than any factory in the world. We also recognize the coding mechanism, it reminds us of our computers, but again the cell is far more advanced than anything mankind has devised. A wise man nods and wonders at the marvel of a Creator capable of making such an amazing world and yet using enough common design features that our finite minds could begin to comprehend and use it all. A foolish man denies God and denies the findings of real science and holds desperately to his outdated and clumsy mythology.