03 June, 2012
Coincidence And The Improbable Babel Fish And The Zebra Crossing
A quote by Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001), author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:-
"Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mind-bogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as the final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God.
The argument goes something like this: 'I refuse to prove that I exist,' says God, 'for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.'
'But,' says Man, 'The Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't. QED.'
'Oh dear,' says God, 'I hadn't thought of that,' and promptly vanished in a puff of logic.
'Oh, that was easy,' says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white ...
... and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing."
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