Blind chance

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A diagram of "blind chance", namely a blind man throwing dice (compare: passions and playing cards), a chance based game.
In hmolscience, blind chance (CR:6), akin to “random chance” (or “blind random chance”, sometimes employed), refers to ‘chance’ under a sightless operation; non-intelligent chance; non-divine chance; chance that is blind; non-guided chance; atheistic chance.

The following are related quotes:

“Opposite to the first is atheism in profession and idolatry in practice. Atheism is so senseless and odious to mankind that it never had many professors. Can it be by ‘accident’ that all birds beasts and men have their right side and left side alike shaped (except in their bowels) and just two eyes and no more on either side the face and just two ears on either side the head and a nose with two holes and no more between the eyes and one mouth under the nose and either two fore legs or two wings or two arms on the shoulders and two legs on the hips one on either side and no more? Whence arises this uniformity in all their outward shapes but from the counsel and contrivance of an author? Whence is it that the eyes of all sorts of living creatures are transparent to the very bottom and the only transparent members in the body, having on the outside a hard-transparent skin, and within transparent juices with a crystalline lens in the middle and a pupil before the Lens all of them so truly shaped and fitted for vision, that no artist can mend them? Did ‘blind chance’ know that there was light and what was its refraction and fit the eyes of all creatures after the most curious manner to make use of it? These and such like considerations always have and ever will prevail with mankind to believe that there is a being who made all things and has all things in his power and who is therefore to be feared.”
Isaac Newton (c.1705), “A Short Schematic of the True Religion” (see: Newton on god) [1]

“We shall thus be led to one vast question, which indeed lies at the root of the whole subject, and is simply this: are the actions of men, and therefore societies, governed by fixed laws, or are they the result of either chance or of supernatural interference? For, in reference to this matter, there are two doctrines, which appear to represent different stages of civilization. According to the first doctrine, every event is single and isolated, and is merely considered as the result of a blind chance. This opinion, which is most natural to a perfectly ignorant people, would soon be weakened by that extension of experience which supplies a knowledge of those uniformities of succession and of co-existence that nature constantly presents.”
Henry Buckle (1857). History of Civilization, Volume One [3-vol set] (pg. 8) [2]

“My theology is a simple muddle. I cannot look at the universe as the result of ‘blind chance’, yet I can see NO evidence of a beneficent design, or indeed or design of any kind.”
Charles Darwin (1870), “Letter to Joseph Hooker” (Ѻ), Jul 12

“The scientist does not behold in nature what the poet does. He sees no blind chance, no miracles, no fate, unless you call perfection by that name.”
Henry Bray (1910), The Living Universe (pg. 216)

“Think about atheism for a second. As an atheist, you must believe that you are the result of the purely mindless, random chance interaction of particles over an immensely long period of time—the classic monkey typing Shakespeare scenario. (I know that the origin of species involves natural selection—however what created our universe with natural laws, which make life possible? Blind chance.) Being a soulless bag of chemicals created by unguided, meaningless random chance you of course have no free will. You are merely a zombie acting automatically according to the chemicals swishing around in your brain. I don't find this too plausible for many reasons.”
— Jacob Stein (2012), “Does Egyptian History Contradict the Torah”, Jan 10 [3]

See also
Blind force

1. Newton, Isaac. (c.1705). “A Short Schematic of the True Religion” (Ѻ)(Ѻ) , Manuscript.
2. Buckle, Henry. (1861). History of Civilization in England, Volume One (3-vol set) (pg. 8). Printer, 1911.
3. Stein, Jacob. (2012). “Does Egyptian History Contradict the Torah” (Thread comment) (Ѻ),, Jan 10. Stein, Jacob. (2012). “Does Egyptian History Contradict the Torah” (Thread comment) (Ѻ),, Jan 10.

External links
Blind chance – Wikipedia.

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