> What do you suppose the person who did those calculations meant by the >term "by chance"? My guess is that he calculated the number of different >possible amino acid chains of some particular length, and called the >reciprical of that the probability that any one chain of that length would >come into existence.
Hmmm. According to my calulations there is no life.
> You really can't get a clear understanding of evolution, I think, >without hands-on experience. One way to get hands-on experience is to >download a genetic algorithm demo and play with it for a few months.
Another is to get outside and play for a few years.