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Life cannot have had a random beginning…
Sir Fred Hoyle (1915 - 2001) was an astronomer, who was famous for his bold and provocative stances on scientific matters. He was a prominent theoretician and a great contributor to the field of stellar nucleosynthesis. In opposition to Big Bang Theory, which he denied to be valid, he was a proponent of steady-state theory. The latter is the one that claims that no matter that the universe is expanding it remain with approximately the same density and it is constantly creating new stars, galaxies and to say it more general matter in order to keep the balance.
Except for being an incredibly talented scientist, Fred Hoyle was really witty with throwing maxims at the audience. As he once said:
"Life cannot have had a random beginning ... The trouble is that there are about 2000 enzymes, and the chance of obtaining them all in a random trial is only one part in 10^40,000, an outrageously small probability that could not be faced even if the whole universe consisted of organic soup."
Just to remind us that Science is limited as all other human endeavors and there are truths, which we are not or still not able to explore. Maybe we would be more accurate if we take scientific axioms as the best explanations so far instead of general truths. As Sir Hoyle said – Life cannot have had a random beginning – because random is just another concept that we often use for higher states of order that we haven't understood yet or is still lying ahead of us, not yet discovered.
So, keep away from dogmatism and expand your knowledge and perception of the innate meaning of the Universe. Because to not accept total randomness doesn't mean that your fall into the vicious circle of determinism but that you haven't closed your eyes for the ever-present signs of reason in the creation of both micro and macro cosmos.