Philip Cunningham’s vid on calculations of a single protein forming by chance was picked up recently:
Origin: Probability of a Single Protein Forming by Chance:
“For a protein made from scratch in a prebiotic soup, the odds of finding such globally optimal solutions are infinitesimally small- somewhere between 1 in 10exp140 and 1 in 10exp164 for a 150 amino acid long sequence if we factor in the probabilities of forming peptide bonds and of incorporating only left handed amino acids.” Axe is among the science types involved with a fascinating video entitled “Origin: Probability of a Single Protein Forming by Chance.” It’s just over nine minutes long, but beautifully produced and imminently accessible for those who aren’t already cosmologists, physics profs or other super-high grade brains.Mark Tapscott, “Would You Stake Your Life On A 1-In- 10-To-The-140th-Power Chance Of Surviving?” at HillFaith
Tapscott talks to US congressional staffers who are doubtless used to big numbers but, heck, not like this.
Of course, if you
See also: Paul Davies and the struggle to define life
Rob Sheldon On The Canadian Lab “Solving” The Origin-Of-Life Problem
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