Most people are familiar by now with the Rubik cube. Suppose a blindfold person were given a thoroughly scrambled Rubik cube. He makes one move of a cube face in each second. How long would it be before a solved cube were obtained? The answer is about a hundred times longer than the age of the Earth.
– astronomer Fred Hoyle, Evolution from Space, (the Omni Lecture), and Other Papers on the Origin of Life, Enslow Publishers, 1982
No wonder Hoyle entertained the idea that space aliens must have started life, which is doubtless more complex than a Rubik cube.
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