Put one million monkeys with typewriters inside a spaceship that travels for 10 billion years. By the end of the trip, the monkeys will have typed a Shakespearean sonnet. Sound far-fetched? This monkey problem defends the possibility of life arising by chance.
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Written by Curiosity Staff December 30, 2016
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