humphreys wrote:Given a computer, and a random key pressing machine, frrosted's simple program could come into existence purely by random chance, even if the odds are astronomical. Given enough chance and opportunity, it will happen.
Given evough chance and opportunity, with the right materials and conditions being present, the computer itself could even assemble by pure luck! It may seem absurd, but it's true.
Of course, it's not anything we're going to witness, but somewhere in the vast multiverse, it seems likely.
Evolution is a process that occurs incrementally, so it's not as unlikely as a computer assembling itself, but the initial replicators that predated life may have been created by a similar freak event, and that's perhaps why life seems so rare in the Universe.
Ok now I'm at work which further limits my ability to really sink into the thread properly. Anyway. So if I'm right, what you are saying is, the ability for species to accept survival and reject extinction is really just random chance? If so, why do all species on the planet share the same, random quality? Are there other parallel worlds in your hypothesis where 99.9% of species have a need to survive, and another world where 38.6% of the species strive to survive, and so on?
You do realize that if this is your hypothesis it is infinitely less likely than the possibility of an intelligent creator.