Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Evolution and Entropy: Are Things Getting More Organised?

Joel Kontinen

We live in a world where disorder increases almost daily. Things tend to run down instead of spontaneously becoming better. The second law of thermodynamics states that disorder increases in a closed system.

Evolution, however, relies on the assumption that order improves over time. Evolutionists have argued that Earth is not a closed system because it does get energy from the Sun, but an influx of raw energy rarely if ever brings about order and progress.

Mathematics Professor Granville Sewell (University of Texas, El Paso) has written several papers on the second law. The following video illustrates his main points: