Fred Hoyle quote on evolution by chance

Steven Avery

New Scientist, November 1981

"Imagine 10-50 blind persons each with a scrambled Rubik's cube, and try to conceive of the chance of them all simultaneously arriving at the solved form. You then have a chance of arriving by random shuffling, of just one of the many biopolymers on which life depends. The notion that not only the biopolymers but the operating program of a living cell could be arrived at by chance in a primordial organic soup here on the Earth is evidently nonsense of a high order.",O,P-R"blind+persons+each+with+a+scrambled"