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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

Is it true that the 2nd law of thermodynamics establishes that everything becomes more disordered and decayed over time without intelligent ?

design intervention? I have been thinking about what my pastor had said since Sunday, and he kept talking about 2nd law and how scientists deny it and cry like a baby when you take their billions of years away

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  • Paul
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No law of science has anything to do with intelligent design. And the billions of years during which the universe has been evolving can't be "taken away". It can be ignored or rejected by ignorant people, but that doesn't change the reality of it.

    born again Christian biologist

  • 1 month ago

    You bet.  In a closed system. You need to read the whole thing and not take it out of context like the other Creotards. Our Universe is not a closed system.

  • Phil M
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It is called entropy, and scientists don't deny it.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

     The second law of thermodynamics holds that entropy increases; that is, systems over time become more disordered. ... Therefore, both evolutionary theory and the second law of thermodynamics cannot both be correct.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Thst does not resolve the issue of the "first cause".

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    In its simplest form, yes. All creation is cursed with death and decay. Even the stars die. We live in a break down, tear up kind of world. It cannot be successfully denied. An iron nail rusts, but you never see rust turn into an iron nail. Things here wear out and break. They never fix themselves. Boulders become gravel and sand, but gravel and sand never become boulders. Its always complex to simple, never simple to complex.

    Romans 8:20-21 — Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    No, that is a simplistic misunderstanding of the 2nd Law.

    The increased entropy applies to an isolated system. The Earth, for instance, is within an open system in which additional energy is provided by the sun and additional matter can be provided by extraterrestrial sources like comets and meteorites. So we won't see a marked increase of entropy in our observable environment because we live within an open system that actively exchanges material with our external environment. Even our local solar system is not a closed system as we exchange matter and energy with other sources in the larger universe. So everything we see in the observable universe lies within an open system and thus is not adversely limited by the 2nd Law and any "order" we observe can be completely explained by natural means without the requirement of an external intelligence.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    This argument derives from a misunderstanding of the Second Law. If it were valid, mineral crystals and snowflakes would also be impossible, because they, too, are complex structures that form spontaneously from disordered parts.

    The Second Law actually states that the total entropy of a closed system (one that no energy or matter leaves or enters) cannot decrease. Entropy is a physical concept often casually described as disorder, but it differs significantly from the conversational use of the word.More important, however, the Second Law permits parts of a system to decrease in entropy as long as other parts experience an offsetting increase. Thus, our planet as a whole can grow more complex because the sun pours heat and light onto it, and the greater entropy associated with the sun's nuclear fusion more than rebalances the scales. Simple organisms can fuel their rise toward complexity by consuming other forms of life and nonliving materials.

  • 1 month ago

    Thst does not resolve the issue of the "first cause".

  • 1 month ago

    It's certainly evidence.  I think it may be true.  But creation spanned billions of years.  Your pastor is not omniscient.

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