Improbability of Creating a New Life Form by Random Mutation

The Discovery Institute has created a new YouTube video on the impossibility of creating a new protein by the process of random mutation. The key scientists in the video are Stephen Meyer and Donald Axe. Both have Ph.Ds in biology.  Axe’s field is molecular biology.

The essence of their argument is that a new life form requires new proteins. Axe goes  through the probabilities of creating a new protein that contains 150 amino acids (a small to medium size protein). Based on molecular processes, he calculates that it would take 10 to the 77th power random trials. A totally improbably number given that the total number of life forms that have ever existed on earth are only 10 to the 40th power.

The YouTube video is available at [click here]


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