Only DNA reproduces DNA. Two well known scientists calculated the odds of life forming by natural processes. They estimated that there is less than 1 chance in 10 to the 40,000power that life could have originated by random trials. 10 to the 40,000power is a 1 with 40,000 zeros after it!
What are the chances of DNA forming by chance?
Now, if we imagine many, many DNA molecules being formed in the early history of the earth, we might have say 10 100 molecules altogether (which is really much too high). But even this would make the probability of getting one DNA molecule right about one in 10 to the 89,900 power, still essentially zero.
What are the odds of abiogenesis?
In the scenarios considered, the abiogenesis probability per unit time per set of building blocks is found to range from Pa ∼ 10−36 to Pa ∼ 10−30, with a value of Pa < 10−33 being broadly compatible with the specific case of the Earth.
Can life spontaneously generate?
For several centuries it was believed that living organisms could spontaneously come from nonliving matter. This idea, known as spontaneous generation, is now known to be false.
How likely are you to exist?
According to the internet, the probability of your existing is 1 in 10^2,685,000. For those of you unfamiliar with scientific notation, that second number is a 10 followed by almost 2.7 million zeros. Here is what 1,000 zeros looks like: Imagine that number of zeros…
What is the probability of human evolution?
The probability theory in the human revolution states that the odds of humans evolving intelligence is 1 in 10 million and that it is even less likely for them to have complex adaptation.