" He then explains something that you and I will want to remember: If the probability of a certain event occurring is only 1 /1000 (one chance in a thousand), and we have sufficient time to repeat the attempts many times, But *Wald goes farther.
He explains that if the event is attempted often enough, the total probability of obtaining it would keep reducing!
Man, we are informed, has been here over a million years.
That is the theory, yet the facts speak far differently.
If it is tried a thousand times and does not even occur once, and then is tried thousands of more times and never occurs, then the chances of it occurring keeps reducing.
If it is tried a million times and still has not occurred, then the possibility of it occurring has reduced to less than one chance in a million!
For a man who does not believe in a miracle, a slow miracle would be just as incredible as a swift one."*G. Chesterton (1925)."The theory of evolution gives no answer to the important problem of the origin of life and presents only fallacious solutions to the problem of the nature of evolutive transformations . We are condemned to believe in evolution, but we will always search for a suggestion concerning the methods of transformations . Perhaps we are now in a worse position than in 1859 because we have searched for one century and we have the impression that the various hypotheses [of how evolution could have occurred] are now exhausted.
There is little difference between the evolutionist saying 'time did it' and the creationist saying ' God did it.' Time and chance is a two-headed deity. Just piled sand or sloshing seawater, and that is all there would be to it.
Much scientific effort has been expended in an attempt to show that eons of time are available for evolution."Just what is time? It is merely a lot of past moments just like the present moment. Since a living creature would have to come into existence all at once suddenly, in all its parts--in order to survive, it matters not how many ages we pile onto the watching; nothing is going to happen! It surely is not scientific to imagine that perhaps it came true when no one was looking.
Yes, an understanding of dating methods is important, but we should keep in mind that whether or not these dating methods are accurate, really has no direct relation to whether evolution has ever occurred or could occur. Evolution can only occur by a sequence of, first, production of matter from nothing, or origin of matter.
This was dealt with in the chapter by that name (chapter 1).
Presently, nature appears to be more steady, more firm and more refractory [resistant] to changes than we thoughtbefore we had made a clear distinction between hereditary variability [within species] and acquired characteristics [DNA characteristics fixing each species]. Salet, Hasard et Certitude: Le Transformisme devant la Biologie Actuelle (1973), p. Several methods for dating ancient materials have been developed.