How do you answer evolutionists that say the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics does not prevent Evolution on Earth, since this planet is an open system?

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The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that there is a natural tendency of any isolated system to degenerate into a more disordered state. Evolutionists claim that the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics does not prevent Evolution on Earth, since our earth is an open system that gets its energy from the Sun. But, is the simple addition of energy all that is needed to accomplish evolution? Can the addition of energy make a dead plant alive? A dead plant contains the same structure as a living plant.

If there is evolutionary force at work in the universe, and if the open system of Earth makes the difference, why does the Sun’s energy not make dead things live again? In fact, if we apply heat to dead organisms it only speeds the decaying process.

The scientist, Dr. A.E. Wilder-Smith, puts it this way: “What is the difference then between a stick, which is dead, and an orchid which is alive? The difference is that the orchid has teleonomy in it. It is a machine which is capturing energy to increase order. Where you have life, you have teleonomy, and then the Sun’s energy in the “open system” can be taken and make the thing grow – increasing its order.”

Teleonomy is information stored within a living thing. It involves design and purpose and is stored within its genes. Where did the teleonomy of living things originate? Teleonomy does not reside in matter itself. Matter, itself, is not creative. Dr. Wilder-Smith says: “The pure chemistry of a cell is not enough to explain the working of a cell, although the workings are chemical. The chemical workings of a cell are controlled by information which does not reside in the atoms and molecules.” Creationists believe cells originated from designed and coded information.

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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