Not what Darwin’s bulldog Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895) thought: The works of Shakespeare:
Infinite monkeys type Shakespeare pic.twitter.com/j1MQM1Tzf0
— Adrian Bliss (@adrianbliss) June 18, 2022
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The exercise was tried, they mostly typed the letter S.
I hear they typed “ID” over and over and over and over…
Appealing to ‘infinite monkeys’, as Darwinists have desperately done from time to time, renders Darwin’s theory profoundly unscientific.
As Wolfgang Pauli stated, “Treating the empirical time scale of the evolution theoretically as infinity they have then an easy game, apparently to avoid the concept of purposesiveness. While they pretend to stay in this way completely ‘scientific’ and ‘rational,’ they become actually very irrational, particularly because they use the word ‘chance’, not any longer combined with estimations of a mathematically defined probability, in its application to very rare single events more or less synonymous with the old word ‘miracle.’”
Functional information imply INTENTIONALITY. Atheists need to make intentionality a synonym for randomness and intelligence a synonym for stupidity. 😆
I don’t know if Russell Maloney’s short story “Inflexible Logic” has ever come up as a topic but I highly recommend it. It’s a howl. It’s about a group of monkeys who are put to work typing who promply start to type every book in the British Museum.
It’s not just entertainment. There’s some pretty sharp satire on pseudoscientific reasoning. The only thing it was missing was somebody saying that when the monkeys completed a book that the probability was 1 — so, you know, it was like – a sure thing.