Most of the sensitive or highly personal transactions you do on the Internet are encrypted to make them secure from eavesdropping. Your computer and the website you’re connecting to agree upon a secret “key” (also called a “cryptographic key”) to encrypt and decrypt the traffic going back and forth. This key is simply a string of data that looks like random gibberish.
Anyone who knows the key can decrypt and read your traffic, which might include bank account numbers, passwords, and social security numbers. If a bad guy guesses the key exactly, they can break the encryption and read your data. But he has to guess it exactly.
Most cryptographic keys in use today are quite long. The longer the key, the longer it takes to guess. Most secure websites today use keys so long that they would take about 147 trillion years to guess.
The Probability of Evolution: The Real Argument explains how the probability of Darwinian evolution having occurred is so low that it is mind-numbingly inconceivable. Even many evolutionists agree with this conclusion. And yet, they still believe in evolution.
What’s interesting, however, is that the probability of someone guessing a web site’s cryptographic key is much, much, much, MUCH greater than the probability that evolution occurred.
To give you an idea of the relative difference between the probabilities of evolution having occurred and a bad guy guessing the secret cryptographic key that you and a web site are using to exchange confidential information, let’s look at the numbers.
The probability of evolution having occurred in just the human genome alone is less than 1 in 2^135,000,000,000.
The probability of a bad guy guessing a normal-length 128-bit cryptographic key is only 1 in 2^128. And that would take 147 trillion years to guess even with a computer that tries 72 quadrillion different keys a second. This is 10,000 times longer than what Evolutionists claim the age of the universe to be!
One must then wonder: How can anyone who believes in evolution trust cryptography?
How can they possibly be assured that their personal or financial information will remain safe when the probability of it being stolen is so incredibly high compared to the probability of evolution?
What makes this even more mind-boggling is the fact that devices exist that can try billions of cryptographic keys per second. But, according to the theory of evolution, random mutations (i.e. “guesses”) can only occur when reproduction of an organism takes place. This means that evolution would have had to eventually make all the right “guesses” while working far slower and for a much shorter period of time.
Those who believe in evolution and still trust the concept of cryptography ostensibly believe that the rules of probability that apply to everything else except evolution.