A man stands on a stage. In his two cupped hands are two hundred U.S. dimes. The dimes are numbered 1 thru 200. Behind him on the stage are two hundred randomly scattered empty wine bottles. The bottles are numbered 1 – 200. A dime will just fit into the opening of the bottle. At the signal the man swings his hands up and hurls the dimes over his head towards the bottles behind him.
Question; How many dimes will land in a bottle?
Evolution; all of them
Question; How many dimes will land in the bottle with its matching number?
Evolution; all of them
Question; is it possible for the dimes to all go in their matching bottles in sequence – i.e. – dime one into bottle one, dime two into bottle two– untill the last sound you hear is dime 200 hitting the bottom of bottle 200 ?
Me; fall out of chair in a fit of helpless laughter
You; distracted by man rolling on floor
Evolution; absolutely – it’ll happen every time.
If you take this little mental exercise and expand it a thousand fold, you will begin to approach the degree of impossibility of life beginning from nothing.
In Charles Darwin’s day the understanding of the simplest form of life, the single cell, was that it was about as complex as a ping-pong ball; it had an outside and an inside, and a few bits of something inside. A hundred and fifty years of research with ever more powerful equipment has revealed to us a degree of complexity in the single cell that would have sent Darwin back to the seminary a much humbler student. Darwin can be forgiven his ignorance, we cannot.
Life cannot come from non life. The belief that it could was only possible because of an almost complete ignorance of the nature of genes and the staggeringly complex code contained in them. The simple exercise above provides a feeble example of the difficulty involved in just assembling the elements and compounds necessary to build the most elemental life form we know of , the cell. There is no natural process in the universe that cannot be replicated to some degree in the laboratory. save this one, the generation of life. The greatest rewards that mankind can offer await the man who can do it. The best minds that human beings can produce have failed at it, some after lifetimes devoted to the attempt.
Evolution asks us to believe that the universe around us is structured in such a way that it’s not only possible that all of the dimes will go into the right bottle in the right sequence, but that it is imperative. We are not asked to believe this because the evidence shows it to be true but because the evolutionists cannot or will not accept the consequences of it not being true.
Some – Force – Thing – Being – – God , that is not the product of this existence; that is outside of this realm, caused these things to happen. It would be a good idea to find out what we can about Him and what He expects of us.