February 2007

I was just thinking that when it was mentioned that evolution violates the second law of thermodynamics and you said in response “no, but God does” that you were wrong to start the response with “no.” Whether or not God violates it, evolution still does also.(However, if there is a God then it doesn’t matter whether or not He eviolates it because He is omnipotent and created the law of thermodaynamics in the first place. Then He wouldn’t have to abide by it.) Just curious why you said that evolution didn’t violate it though. By the way I am a Christian, my comment is a friendly one and in no way even implies that I believe that everything is a “happy accident”

I’m always happy to hear from my thoughtful Christian visitors!

Well, I said that evolution doesn’t violate the second law of thermodynamics and it doesn’t. The second law essentially states that entropy will tend to increase in a closed system. Earth isn’t a closed system, it’s part of a system that includes the sun. If it weren’t for the sun, there would be no life on earth, and the sun creates so much entropy that even if life results in the loss of entropy, the sun more than makes up for it.

Posted on February 1, 2007 at 10:47 pm by ideclare · Permalink
In: Comment, Evolution

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