Mathematics, Probabilities and DNA
About Dr. A.E. Wilder-Smith
As a true pioneer of the alternatives to evolutionary theory, Dr. A.E. Wilder-Smith fearlessly confronted the seemingly all powerful theory of evolution in the unversities and churches all over the world. With over 10 scientific publications and numerous patents to his credit, Dr. Wilder-Smith was a much sought-after lecturer and professor. Universally popular with his audiences--students, scientists, laymen, and military alike-- he won many awards for his speaking activities.
- Creationist, Chemist, & Lecturer
- Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry at University of Reading, England (1941)
- Dr.es.Sc. in pharmacological sciences from Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich
- D.Sc. in pharmacological sciences from University of Geneva (1964)
- F.R.I.C. (Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chemistry) Professorships held at numerous institutions including:
- University of Illinois Medical School Center (Visiting Full Professor of Pharmacology, 1959-61, received 3 "Golden Apple" awards for the best course of lectures)
- University of Geneva School of Medicine
- University of Bergen (Norway) School of Medicine
- Hacettepe University (Ankara, Turkey) Medical School, etc.
- Former Director of Research for a Swiss pharmaceutical company
- Presented the 1986 Huxley Memorial Lecture at the invitation of the University of Oxford
- Author or co-author of over 70 scientific publications and more than 30 books published in 17 languages
- NATO three-star general
- Dr. Wilder-Smith was featured in an award-winning film and video series called ORIGINS: How the World Came to Be
Wilder-Smith's Website: http://www.wildersmith.org/
"Now we know that the cell itself is far more complex than we had imagined. It includes thousands of functioning enzmes, each one of them a complex machine itself. Futhermore, each enzyme comes into being in responce to a gene, a strand of DNA. The information content of the gene in its complexity must be as great as that of the enzyme it controls.
"A medium protein might include about 300 amino acids. The DNA gene controlling this would have about 1000 nucleotides in its chain. Since there are four kinds of nucleotides in a DNA chain, one consisting of 1000 links could exist in 4x10 [to the 1000 power] different forms.
"Using a little algebra (Logarithms) we can see that 4 [to the 1000 power] is equivalent to 10 [to the 600 power]. Ten multiplied by itself 600 times gives the figure 10 followed by 600 zeros! This number is completely beyond our comprehension." *Frank Salisbury, "Doubts about the Modern Theory of Evolution, "American Biology Teacher, September 1971, pp. 336-338.
Hairs on an average head 2X 10 to the 6 power
Seconds in a year 3X 10 to the7 power
Retirement age (o to 65) in seconds 2X 10 to the 9 power
World population 5X 10 to the 9 power
Miles [1.6 km] in a light year 6X 10 to the 10 power
Sands grains on all shores 10 to the 22 power
Observed stars 10 to the 22 power
Water drops in all the oceans 10 to the 26 power
Candle power of the sun 3X 10 to the 27 power
Electrons in the universe 10 to the 80 power
Probability of a machine assembling another with 1500 parts. 1 out of 10 to the 450 power for sucess. "Suppose we wanted to build a machine capable of reaching into bins for all of its parts, and capable of assembling from those parts a second machine just like itself." *Marcel J.E. Goley, "Reflections of a Communications Engineer, "in Analytical Chenistry, June 1961.
"Based on probability factors..any viable DNA strand having over 84 nucleotides cannot be the result of hapharzed mutations. At that stage, the probablities are 1 in 4.8 X 10 to the 50 power. Such a number, if written out, would read:
480,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. "Mathematicians agree that any requisite number beyond 10X 10 to the 50 power has, statistically, a zero probability of occurance (and even that gives it the 'benefit of the doubt'). Any species known to us, including 'the smallest single-cell bacteria, 'have enormously large numbers of nucleotides than 100 or 1000. In fact, single cell bacteria display about 3,000,000 nucleotides, aligned in a very specific sequence. This means, that there is no mathematical probability whatever for any known species to have been the product of random occurance--random mutations (to use the evolutionist's favotite expression)." *I.L. Cohen, Darwin was Wrong (1984), p. 205.