A Monkey and a Typewriter

How long would it take lifeless chemicals under ideal conditions to evolve into a living protozoan? Answer: it could never happen!

Let's simplify the problem. How long would it take a monkey, pounding irrationally and randomly at a typewriter, to come up with the words of Genesis 1:1 (“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”)? In fact, let’s allow a million tireless monkeys to pound away at record speed (twelve keys a second) on simplified typewriters with only capital letters.

Now, try to think of a rock so large that if the earth were at its center its surface would touch the nearest star. This star is so far away that light from it takes more than four years to get here, traveling 186,000 miles every second.

If a bird came once every million years and removed an amount equivalent to the finest grain of sand, four such rocks would be worn away before the champion super simians would be expected to type Genesis 1:1.”

God’s great handiwork baffles the greatest minds ever produced. His glory and his power are beyond the capability of man to comprehend and appreciate. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge” (Psalm 19:1-2).

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