The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Technically, the Second Law of Thermodynamics says that “the total amount of entropy in nature is increasing.”1 “Entropy is a measure of the level of disorder in the universe; the greater the disorder, the greater the entropy.”2 It can also be thought of as the Law of Decay and can be observed in the fact that anything left alone, with only natural processes operating on it, will eventually decay. When something decays, it becomes disorganized, and its elements become random or less complex.
Evolution, on the other hand, says everything is evolving toward greater order and complexity. “Well-known chemist and evolutionist Sidney Fox confirms this belief in increasing complexity: ‘Evolution . . . has put together the smallest components; it has proceeded from the simple to the complex.’”3
However, well-known physicists G.N. Hatspoulous and E.P. Gyftopoulos state, “There is no recorded experiment in the history of science that contradicts the second law or its corollaries . . . .”4
Biochemist Duane Gish points out, “Of all the statements that have been made with respect to theories on the origin of life, the statement that the Second Law of Thermodynamics poses no problem for an evolutionary origin of life is the most absurd . . . .”5
Observable, empirical evidence demonstrates that the universe is slowly becoming less complex, yet evolution says it is becoming more complex. They can’t both be right.
“Of all the statements that have been made with respect to theories on the origin of life, the statement that the Second Law of Thermodynamics
poses no problem
for an evolutionary origin of life is the
most absurd . . . .”
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