„The notion that not only the biopolymer 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.“

—  Fred Hoyle

The Big Bang in Astronomy, New Scientist, Vol. 92, No. 1280 (November 19, 1981), p. 527

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„The two grand tyrants of the Earth, Time and Chance.“

—  Johann Gottfried Herder German philosopher, theologian, poet, and literary critic 1744 - 1803

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„Are you sure you are not merely "programmed" in life by what by chance events happens to you?“

—  Richard Hamming American mathematician and information theorist 1915 - 1998

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„The more times your cells divide, the greater the chance of mutations that lead to cancer. That is why the average oncological patient is a mature person or even a senior.“

—  Marek Sanak Polish scientist 1958

Mazurek, Maria (13 May 2016): Komórki rakowe to anarchizujące potwory https://gazetakrakowska.pl/komorki-rakowe-to-anarchizujace-potwory/ar/9985395. Gazeta Krakowska (in Polish), pp. 18–19.

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