The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:31 am
It's been a while since we had some exchanges on the fascinating topic of Creation-vs-Evolution. A key element of the whole debate is the second law of thermodynamics, used by creationists and evolutionists to defend their respective position. For your own enjoyment, I bring both sides of the story here:
vsScores of distinguished scientists have carefully examined the most basic laws of nature to see if Evolution is physically possible - given enough time and opportunity. The conclusion of many is that Evolution is simply not feasible. One major problem is the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics.
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gelinCreationist arguments are often based on assuming that a scientific theory or law possesses an attribute that it does not, in fact, possess. The creationist thermodynamics argument is a typical example of how this technique is used to twist well established scientific principles into meaningless gibberish. The reader should refer to Chapter III of "Scientific Creationism," edited by Henry Morris of the Institute for Creation Research for specific details. This chapter can be summed up as follows.