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Can any thing done by chance have all the marks of design?

"Can any thing done by chance have all the marks of design? Four dice may, by chance, turn up four aces; but do you think that four hundred dice, thrown by chance, will turn up four hundred aces? Colors thrown upon canvas without design may have some similitude to a human face; but do you think they might make as beautiful a picture as that of the Coan Venus? A hog turning up the ground with his nose may make something of the form of the letter A; but do you think that a hog might describe on the ground the 'Andromache' of Ennius? Carneades imagined, that in the stone quarries at Chios he found, in a stone that was split, a representation of the head of a little Pan, or sylvan deity. I believe he might find a figure not unlikely; but surely not such a one as you would say had been formed by an excellent sculptor like Scopas. For so, verily, the case is, that chance never perfectly imitates design." ~Cicero

Quite a convincing argument. And even more interesting when one considers that Cicero lived during the last century before Christ.

Psalm 19.1The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Romans 1.19-20Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.
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