The French Mathematician, Lecompte de Nouy, examined the laws of probability for a
single molecule of high dissymmetry to be formed by the action of chance. De Nouy found
that, on an average, the time needed to form one such molecule of our terrestrial globe
would be about 10 to the 253 power, i.e. billions of years.
"But," continued de Nouy ironically, "let us admit that no matter how
small the chance it could happen, one molecule could be created by such astronomical odds
of chance. However, one molecule is of no use. Hundreds of millions of identical ones are
necessary. Thus we either admit the miracle or doubt the absolute truth of science."
Quoted in; "Is Science Moving Toward Belief in God?" Paul A. Fisher, The
Wanderer, (Nov 7, 1985), cited in Kingdoms In Conflict, C. Colson, p. 66.
Near the end of his life, Jean-Paul Sartre told Pierre Victor: "I do not feel that
I am the product of chance, a speck of dust in the universe, but someone who was expected,
prepared, prefigured. In short, a being whom only a Creator could put here; and this idea
of a creating hand refers to God."
Protested fellow philosopher and long-time companion
Simone de Beauvoir: "How should one explain the senile act of a turncoat?"
HIS Magazine, April, 1983.
Statistics and Stuff
A recent Gallup Poll found that the greatest number of Americans (47% of those
expressing an opinion) hold to the strict creationist view, that God created man pretty
much in his present form within the last 10,000 years. Most other Americans believe in
some combination of evolution and creationism, and only nine percent of Americans believe
in strict evolution.
Christian News, May, 1993, , p. 3, from the Evangelical Press.