How many Darwinists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

April 20, 2006 § 8 Comments


Given geographic time, some random chain of Darwinists will happen to have a global free energy minimum at the bottom of an energy landscape that just happens to be shaped like a funnel, fold up into a light bulb, and screw themselves/itself into a socket, even though no random polypeptide (er, sorry, Darwinist) chains are ever observed to fold.

(HT: Mark Shea).


§ 8 Responses to How many Darwinists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

  • Tob-Sen says:

    Just a Protestant stopping by to say hi. I am working on my ecumenism :), and well we both ponder about how many Darwinists it would take to screw in a light bulb 🙂 Greetings from the land of Martin Luther, and may God bless you.

  • John Farrell says:

    Zippy’s back!🙂Hope you had a happy Easter.

  • Marion (Mael Muire) says:

    Happy Easter, Zippy!It’s nice to see you back!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hiya, Zip–Long time, no see. I hope you’re tan and rested, as well as back.

  • Rob says:

    Oops. That “hiya” was me–major Darwinist, y’know.

  • zippy says:

    Hello John, Marion, and AnonyRob. Honored to be welcomed back by my friends, hope y’all had a glorious Easter! Beer is in the fridge, whiskey at the bar, and perhaps the lady would like a glass of wine?John, I have both your Lemaitre book and your Doctor Janeway novel in my posession now, I am very much looking forward to cracking them open with a snifter in a few weeks once things settle down for me a bit. (Many projects at the moment).

  • John Farrell says:

    Thanks, Zippy. I’m plodding along with the podcasts of Doctor Janeway, and adding music and background to…um…enhance the experience (if not distract from the sound of my voice!).Much appreciated. I did a recent interview for Gilbert, the Canadian magazine devoted to Chesterton, about the Lemaitre book. And after six months, it can still be found at Borders, which is nice. First timers often don’t last on the shelves longer than three months, so someone at Borders must like it.

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