ENTROPY AND EVOLUTION

There is an all encompasing law of physics called the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. This second law of thermodynamics states that the total entropy of an isolated system always increases over time. (Entropy is the state of disorder, the greater the entropy, the greater is the state of disorder)

So essentually, this second law states that the entire universe including all life on earth is slowly going to a state of disorder. Some critics claim that evolution violates the Second Law of Thermodynamics, because organization and complexity increases in evolution. To reverse such a law, energy is required. So where would such energy come from with regard to life on earth??

The sun is the obvious source of energy. Although the sun itself is increasing in entropy, the energy being given off is being utilized by living things resulting in the change of organisms and ever increasing complexity. Evolutionary change does NOT violate the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics because of the energy coming from the sun.

Creationists attempt to foil the ignorant and uneducated by claiming the evolutionary change leading to greater complexity and greater organization violoates the 2nd Law. It does NOT violate tha 2nd Law because of the energy coming from the sun. The earth and all life forms do not live in an isolated system, it has the sun that generates energy, a source of energy that life depends on to live and reproduce.

 

 

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