These events need specified a priori, e.g., "Go throw a line into the Sea
of Galilee and you'll catch a fish carrying exact change". Although it's
extremely unlikely that a specific electron, out of all those in the
universe, would be involved in transmitting this message to you, the
probability that an electron known to have participated in the transmission
was involved is 100%, as is the probability that it actually happened.
Thus, evidence for design based on the way things are can always be
countered by "that's just the way it happened; slightly different chance
events and we wouldn't exist and be able to wonder why conditions allow
this to happen" (though this may not be a very good arguement).
Department of Geology
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill NC 27599-3315
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