## A Case Against Accident and Self-organizationIn this book, Dean L. Overman uses logical principles and mathematical calculations to answer the questions that have long perplexed biologists and astrophysicists: Is it mathematically possible that accidental processes caused the formation of the first form of living matter from non-living matter? Could accidental processes have caused the formation of a universe compatible with life? Are current self-organization scenarios for the formation of the first living matter plausible? Overman reviews the influence of metaphysical assumptions in logical analysis, and discusses the principles of logic applicable to these questions, examining the limitations of verbal and mathematical logic. He proceeds to demonstrate that it is mathematically impossible that accidental processes produced the first living matter. The author also examines other issues related to the creation of the universe, including Stephen Hawking's no boundary proposal, the need for a Creator as the preserving cause of the universe, and the explanations offered by the weak and strong anthropic principles. |

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### Contents

INTRODUCTION | 1 |

VERBAL AND MATHEMATICAL LOGIC RELATING TO THE QUESTIONS PRESENTED | 3 |

22 Thoughts as products of accidents | 4 |

23 Valid and false reasoning | 5 |

232 Extrapolations from a small amount of data | 7 |

233 Inconsistencies within the context of terms | 9 |

234 Hidden assumptions and contrivances in mathematics | 11 |

235 Circular reasoning | 17 |

515 The four fundamental forces quantum particle structure and grand unified theories | 112 |

5152 Theory of quantum particle structure and quantum chromodynamics | 113 |

51522 Antiparticles | 114 |

51523 Analogies between atomic and subatomic world | 115 |

51524 Leptons | 116 |

51525 Quarks | 117 |

51526 Dimensionless features of quarks and leptons the singularity and the excess of particles over antipartides | 118 |

5153 Grand unified extra dimensional theories | 119 |

236 Failure to confirm hypothesis and assumed validity of alternate explanation | 20 |

237 Confusing sequence with cause | 21 |

238 Modification of question presented | 22 |

lawyers liars and Godels Incompleteness Theorem in mathematics | 23 |

25 Uncertainty in quantum mechanics | 29 |

CASE AGAINST ACCIDENT FROM MATHEMATICAL PROBABILITIES IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY | 31 |

32 DNA RNA protein synthesis and the genetic code | 34 |

33 Theory of emergence of life from accidental or chance processes | 38 |

34 Facticious flaws in the Miller and Urey line of experiments | 41 |

342 Inefficacy of random distribution of left and right handed molecules as building blocks for life | 44 |

344 Factor of factitious manipulation of researcher | 48 |

35 Limited time available for formation of life from accidental or chance processes | 49 |

36 Calculating mathematical probabilities of accidental or chance events | 51 |

37 Mathematical probability of random protein enzyme and bacterium formation | 58 |

372 Calculations of Hubert Yockey for random generation of a single molecule of iso1cytochrome c protein | 60 |

373 Calculations of Bradley and Thaxtonfor random production of a single protein | 62 |

374 Calculations of Harold Morowitz for single celled bacterium developing from accidental or chance processes | 63 |

375 Calculations of BerndOlaf Kuppers for the random generation of the sequence of a bacterium | 64 |

38 Additional challenges from complexity | 65 |

THE PROBLEM OF COMPLEXITY THE GENERATION OF SUFFICIENT INFORMATION CONTENT | 69 |

412 The improbability of RNA as a catalyst for the origin of life | 71 |

413 Other theories of selforganization in nonequilibrium systems | 73 |

4131 Order without specified complexity | 75 |

selfreplication without specified complexity | 77 |

4133 Deep sea hydrothermal vents | 79 |

4134 Metabolism recapitulating biogenesis | 82 |

4135 Complexity on the edge of chaos | 89 |

414 ALH84001 | 92 |

42 Present absence of a plausible scientific theory for generating information content into inert matter | 101 |

CASE AGAINST ACCIDENT FROM PRECISION OF VALUES IN PARTICLE ASTROPHYSICS REQUIRED FOR THE FORMATION OF LIFE | 103 |

51 Background foundation for discussion of precision of values in particle astrophysics | 104 |

512 The Big Bang theory | 106 |

513 Blackbody radiation evidence for the Big Bang | 108 |

514 The singularity ad initium and the singularities of black holes | 109 |

51533 Supersymmetry and supergravity theories | 120 |

51534 String theories | 121 |

516 Particle and fundamental force activity in the early universe | 124 |

52 Examples of precision of values in particle astrophysics necessary for life | 127 |

521 Resonance precision required for existence of carbon a necessary element for life | 128 |

522 Explosive power of Big Bang precisely matched to power of gravity density precisely matched with critical density | 130 |

523 Delicate balance in strong nuclear force | 132 |

524 Balancing of gravitational force and electromagnetic force | 134 |

525 Meticulous balance between number of electrons and protons | 136 |

527 Big Bangs defiance of Second Law of Thermodynamics and gravitys cumulative effect | 138 |

528 Delicate balance of values related to weak nuclear force | 140 |

529 Precision in the number of dimensions | 142 |

5211 Precision in the agreement between abstract mathematics and the laws of the physical world | 143 |

abundance of evidence from precision of values against accidental formation of a universe compossible with life | 149 |

53 Speculations to avoid a beginning out of true nothingness | 150 |

531 Conjecture of an oscillating universe | 151 |

532 Conjectures of quantum fluctuations wave functions and no boundaries | 152 |

5322 Quantum fluctuations | 154 |

5323 Wave function and the no boundary proposal | 159 |

5324 Hawkings question and the need of a creator as causa essendi | 163 |

5325 The no boundary proposal and the Second Law of Thermodynamics | 168 |

54 Weak and strong anthropic principles | 172 |

ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF CHANCE OR IMPERSONAL BEGINNING | 177 |

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION | 181 |

72 Case against accident from probabilities in molecular biology | 182 |

the generation of information content | 184 |

74 ALH84001 | 187 |

76 Case against accident from probabilities related to precision of values in particle astrophysics | 188 |

SOME IMPORTANT PHYSICAL VALUES | 199 |

Notes | 201 |

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About the Author | 245 |

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