More than almost any other single subject, the Second Law of Thermodynamics totally annihilates evolutionary theory. Evolution is based on the idea of continual, accidental upward development. The Second Law inflexibly says, NO! Everything, left to itself, goes downward. Here are the facts. Evolutionary theory is a myth. God created everything; the evidence clearly points to it. Nothing else can explain the mountain of evidence. This is science vs. evolution—a Creation-Evolution Encyclopedia, brought to you by Creation Science Facts.
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CONTENTS: Laws of Nature vs. Evolution - 1
Introduction - Evolutionary theory does not agree with the laws of nature
Looking at Law - Consider some intriguing facts about those laws
The First Law of Thermodynamics - The law of conservation of mass / energy
The Second Law of Thermodynamics - The law of increasing entropy
Page numbers without book references refer to the book, LAWS OF NATURE VS. EVOLUTION, from which these facts are summarized. An asterisk ( * ) by a name indicates that person is not known to be a creationist. Of over 4,000 quotations in the set of books this Encyclopedia is based on , only 164 statements are by creationists.
The evolutionists have a problem. Their theory does not agree with basic laws of the universe. In desperation, those men claim that, although the laws apply to everything else throughout the vast reaches of space,—they do not apply to evolutionary processes!
After reading this information on the first and second laws of thermodynamics, you will say that none of the other articles in this web Encyclopedia need to have been written. For the foundation laws discussed here totally wipe out the possibility of natural evolutionary progression!
Evolution teaches that matter, the basic stuff of which everything is composed, is (1) self-originating, (2) can arise out of nothing, and (3) increases in quantity!
The First Law of Thermodynamics totally annihilates this theory.
Evolution teaches that matter and living things are always becoming more and more complex, and continually evolving toward greater perfection and completeness. Just as inorganic matter becomes even more ordered and perfect (by the Big Bang and stellar evolution), so living creatures are always evolving into higher planes of existence (by means of species evolution).
The Second Law of Thermodynamics totally devastates this theory.—p. 13.
Machinery and laws. Who makes the machinery and devises the laws of nations? If the result is of good quality, it is the most intelligent people who do this. Yet, because our mental attainments are limited, all our machinery and laws are flawed and need constant improvement.—p. 13.
Perfect designs. However, in nature we find perfectly designed birds and animals. Fossil evidence reveals each one had the same design all the way back to its beginning.—pp. 13-14.
Perfect balances. Through the telescope, we find that the planets and stars are also perfectly ordered. Stars are arranged in vast stellar systems which ought to crash into one another, yet never do.
Laws are operating with perfect precision.
Our planet should long ago have crashed into the sun or hurled itself out into darkness far from it. Instead, in perfect balance, our world keeps orbiting the sun. And it is located at exactly the right distance from that flaming ball. Just a little closer or farther away, and nothing could live on our planet.—p. 14.
No lone stars. No star in the universe is alone. All are in orbits around galactic centers, and over half are mutually circling one or two other stars. Yet none are crashing together.
Such mathematical precision is astounding! A master Mind had to carefully plan it.—p. 14.
No self-made laws. Laws do not make themselves, either in nations or in nature.—p. 14.
Laws of design and manufacturing. The maker of a product has to be greater, more complicated, than the product. The equipment needed to make a bolt and nut is always far more complex than the bolt and nut. The designer of a product will always be more intelligent than the product. The manufacturer will inevitably be far more intelligent than the production methods.
Man can make nuts and bolts which really are relatively simple in design. But he cannot make a living flower, tree, or animal. A Person amazingly more intelligent than man did that.
We do not even have the wisdom to improve ourselves, devise new organs, or give ourselves the muscles and strength of the tiger. We do not even know how to grow new hair, when ours falls out!
That which we cannot do with our high level of intelligence, mindless creatures, such as bacteria and worms, are said to have been done by random chance! That is the teaching of evolution!—p. 14.
Many laws. There are many laws operating in the natural world. We find not only physical laws, but also health laws and moral laws. Among humans, we find the working of moral laws. When men break those laws of honesty, purity, etc., they get into trouble. Breaking the Ten Commandments is serious, just as serious as jumping from a high place. Both morality and gravity are laws to be obeyed.
We will now discuss the two laws of thermodynamics. They were given that name because, in the 19th century, they were first discovered in relation to steam engines. Later, the same principles were found to apply to about everything else.—p. 15.
Definition. This law (which, in this article, we will call "the first law") is also called the Law of Conservation of Mass / Energy. Here is a definition of it:
Matter / energy cannot by itself be created or destroyed. Matter / energy may be changed from one form into another, but the total amount remains unchanged.
Applications. Here is part of what this means to us:
(1) When an atomic bomb explodes, nothing is destroyed. Some matter may be changed into energy; but, in totality, the sum total of mass / energy is all still in existence.
(2) It would be absurd for a theoretical "Big Bang" to make matter out of nothing! It just cannot happen.
(3) Matter cannot increase and make either stars or living beings.
(4) Evolutionary theory requires that matter originally made itself out of nothing. If the theory is untrue, then how did matter come into existence?
Matter could come into existence in only one way: through a supernatural Creation.—pp. 15-16.
Definitions. The law, which in this article we will call "the second law," is also called the Law of Increasing Entropy." This law has several applications, but here is the basic definition:
All systems will tend toward the most mathematically probable state, and eventually become totally random and disorganized.
All science bows low before the second law (even though evolutionists refuse to). Even *Albert Einstein declared it to be the one law which he believed could never be eliminated.
The downward trend, predicted by this law, is called "entropy." It is also called the Entropy Principle. Entropy is disorder. So the law is the "law of increasing disorder."
Another term used to describe it is "time's arrow." The second law says everything heads downward; no upward arrow is possible.
Applications. Here are some of the applications of this law:
(1) Left to itself, everything eventually goes to pieces. Wood rots, steel rusts, buildings fall apart, chemical compounds deteriorate.
(2) The energy available for useful work in a functioning system tends to decrease, even though the total energy remains constant. As energy levels decrease and organs wear out, people get old and die.
(3) The order of a structured system erodes and becomes disorganized and random.
(4) The information conveyed by a communicating system tends to become distorted and incomplete.
Why is it that living beings keep organizing and improving, in apparent violation of the second law? What they are actually doing is working hard to offset the effects of the second law.
A spider makes a perfect web. But then, soon, it is broken, and he must make another. According to the second law, if left to itself, the web would disintegrate. It is only the work of the spider which keeps renewing it.
A house decays, loses paint, and falls into disrepair. Pipes leak, floors rot out, and the roof eventually tumbles in. The second law is at work. It is only because of that law that people must continually maintain and repair the house. Thus we see it takes labor to withstand the second law, which is always tearing down.
Actually, given enough time, the sun would burn itself out and the galaxies would go to pieces. Apart from supernatural intervention, nothing can withstand the second law.—pp. 16-17.
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