The hypothesis of a God is even more improbable than that of the appearance of life.

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Parent debateThis argument is used in the debate Does God exist?.
Argument againstThis argument is an objection to God explains the appearance of life.
Keywords: Teleological argument, God, Life, Improbability[ edit ].



“Fred Hoyle used to say that the probability of life having begun on Earth is no greater than the chance that a hurricane sweeping through a rubbish dump will fortunately assemble a Boeing 747. Others have taken this metaphor and applied it - with some semblance of relevance - to the later evolution of complex living bodies. It is highly improbable that a perfectly functioning horse, beetle or ostrich could be assembled from random components in the realm of the 747. [... ] However statistically improbable the entity you seek to explain by invoking a designer may be, the designer himself must necessarily be at least as improbable. God is the ultimate Boeing 747.”

Richard Dawkins, To put an end to God, Robert Laffont, Paris, 2008.


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