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Name: Murphy iii
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Does the THEORY of evolution contradict the Second Law of thermodynamics? If not, how can an organic system grow in complexity in light of that law? Do not even try to tell me that hot methane soup has less chaos than cool DNA.

The second law only says that the entropy (disorder) of a complete closed system must increase with time, not that the orderliness of one part of that system cannot increase. Increasing complexity of life must be balanced with more increase of disorder somewhere else in the system. Life itself increases order, but only of a small part of the overall system, whose entropy, when all parts are added up, must always be increasing.


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