In another UD thread a commenter made the following observation and claim:

*Darwinists are not going to be surprised by very high function after 3.5 billion years of evolution.*

Ah yes, the ubiquitous and all-powerful Darwinian magic wand of “deep time,” which makes the impossible possible, the possible probable, and the probable inevitable — or so goes the completely unsubstantiated Darwinian fantasy that flies in the face of trivial logical scrutiny, basic reason, simple combinatorial mathematical evaluation, and empirical evidence (as elucidated in Behe’s *Edge*).

Time is not the issue; it’s the probabilistic resources, which are clearly inadequate even if one makes unrealistically optimistic assumptions at every stage of the evolution of living systems.

Forget natural selection; it’s completely irrelevant concerning improving the probabilistic outcome. Throwing out failed random experiments does nothing to improve the probability that the next random, error-induced experiment will be successful.

How can this not be obvious? Just do the math with a simple computer program as I did, and then start to think about the hyper-exponential probabilistic explosion introduced by the massively sophisticated, functionally integrated, digitally controlled, automated, self-replicating, error-detecting-and-repairing, information-storing, information-retrieving, information-processing *machinery* of the cell.

And this is just the beginning at the cellular level. In those magical 10^17 seconds (three billion years) that Darwinists invoke, not only did this happen, but the human mind came about, with all its powers to investigate and discover this incredible technology.

Please give me a break.

The numbers don’t add up. They don’t add up even by orders of magnitude, and they don’t add up even by many orders of magnitude raised to exponents with many orders of magnitude, when one considers all of the finely orchestrated functional integration required to make even a “simple” cell survive and reproduce.