It is not just the number of changes required to change a single-celled organism into a human that is mindboggling, but the order in which these changes have to happen. It does not aid an organism to have a leg until there is a nervous system to control the leg. An eye is useless until the brain has developed the ability to collect and interpret the information from the eye. So why develop this ability until the eye exists?
Even if only 1000 beneficial mutations are needed to change one creature into a “slightly” more advanced creature, the mutations would still have to occur IN THE RIGHT ORDER. The odds of this happening are like flipping a coin and getting heads 1000 times in a row. This would happen once in 10301 attempts. Even if every subatomic particle in the entire known universe (1080 particles) mutated at the fastest possible rate (Planck time = once every 10-42 seconds), and had done so for 15 billion years, there would still only be 10139 mutational possibilities. There is simply nowhere near enough mutations or time available to explain the transformation of one form of life into another.
And this is a mere 1000 changes! The transformation from amoeba to man would require millions of changes – all in the right order. Based on what we know of time, space, matter, and probability, evolution is an absolute impossibility.1
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.Psalm 139:17-18
References and Notes
- Malone, Bruce; VonVett, Julie. Inspired Evidence: Only One Reality. Search For The Truth. Kindle Edition.