Re: FW: virus: How Does a Shaman Pay?

Tim Rhodes (
Thu, 14 Aug 1997 10:47:05 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 14 Aug 1997, Brett Lane Robertson wrote:

> I just read a study which said that the mathematical probability that
> life develops by chance is something like the chance that you and every
> member of your family will win the lottery every day for the remainder
> of your way past *statistically*
> "impossible"...and would be considered in the statistical realm of
> "miracle".

Try to remember that *any* world that produced us, you and I and living
and thinking beings generally would have to have hit that lottery. That
we are talking about it shows that life developed (by whatever means).
And, if we define the *possible* universes as ones in which someone
develops that can look around and say, "Hey, this is a universe!" than
suddenly the odds on life developing are dramaticly in our favor.

-Prof. Tim