Tuesday, April 19, 2005

 

Creationist statistics

Creationists love to trumpet the claim that statistics prove evolution to be impossible. If, for example, we have ten cards numbered one through ten and lay them face down on the table in a row, the probability that they will be in perfect sequence one through ten is extremely low. But that is not how natural selection works!

As a practical experiment, I placed 10 numbered cards face down on my desk, mixing them around before the start and before each time I drew a card. If the card was not the correct sequentially numbered card. I put it back in the pile. That is how natural selection and evolution works!

I laid down the correct one through ten sequence in only 57 tries!

Try it yourself, preferably in front of a statistics spouting creationist. (not that you will convince him/her, but it might be fun anyway!)

For more information on creationist nonsense, visit my web site at http://www.fsteiger.com/creation.html

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