Detecting Design

We detect design when something matches a specific recognizable pattern, and the probability it occurred by chance is too low to be plausible.

For everyday events, 1 chance in a trillion might be sufficiently implausible to infer design. But for scientists, the implausibility cutoff, or universal probability bound, is on the order of 1 chance in 10^150. When the probability of an event is less than this cutoff value, the event is considered impossible to occur by chance.

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