Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Coincidence/Dennett: the blue alga, very early in evolution, is a perfect converter of light into chemical energy. This cannot be a coincidence. It is the result of targeted improvements.
I 64
Coincidence/Dennett: Coincidence has no memory. (E.g. competition in coin toss favors no properties of the winner).
I 207f
Origin of Life/Dennett: In order for a cell to be formed by coincidence, at least 100 functional proteins would have to meet simultaneously in the same place. The probability is 10 to the power of -2000, so it is virtually impossible.

Den I
D. Dennett
Darwins gefährliches Erbe Hamburg 1997

Den II
D. Dennett
Spielarten des Geistes Gütersloh 1999


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-29