Evolution Vs. Thermodynamics
Name: Murphy iii
Date: Around 1993
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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