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The biggest phony "what if" is the one about an infinite number of monkeys pounding away on an infinite number of typewriters (computers nowadays) the result of which is that eventually one of these simians will produce an exact copy of Shakespeare's Hamlet, amirite?

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I agree, it's based on a faulty assumption: that something which requires intelligence can happen randomly. Radio static will never randomly sound like Beethoven's 5th, television static will never look like the Mona Lisa, and monkeys will never write Shakespeare. Without a signal, there is just noise.

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