How does the Second Law of Thermodynamics disprove evolution?

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Many honorable scientists have carefully examined the most basic laws of nature to see if evolution is possible given enough time and opportunity. Based on their research, they concluded that evolution is simply not feasible. One major problem is the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics.

The Second Law of Thermodynamics Disproves Evolution

The Second Law of Thermodynamics is commonly known as the Law of Increased Entropy. While quantity remains the same (First Law), the quality of matter/energy deteriorates gradually over time that is, systems over time become more disordered. It is partially a universal law of decay; the ultimate cause of why everything ultimately falls apart and disintegrates over time. Everything appears to change eventually, and chaos increases. The effects of the 2nd Law are all around in earth and in the universe.

Therefore, left to themselves, chemical compounds ultimately break apart into simpler materials; they do not ultimately become more complex. Outside forces can increase order for a time (through the expenditure of relatively large amounts of energy, and through the input of design). However, such reversal cannot last forever.

Evolutionism claims that over billions of years everything is basically developing UPWARD, becoming more orderly and complex. However, this basic law of science (2nd Law of Thermodynamics) says the opposite. The pressure is DOWNWARD, toward simplification and disorder.

Charles Darwin in his book “The Origin of Species” presents the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. Charles Darwin states that evolution is going from chaos to a more orderly system.

If evolution goes forward from a lower order to a higher order, it does not harmonize with the second law of thermodynamics because this law shows that everything is moving towards chaos. This means not moving forwards but backwards. It is essential to recognize that Darwin’s idea is simply a theory not more, while the second law of thermodynamics is a law of nature.

Has the 2nd Law been circumvented? No, says expert Frank A. Greco: “An answer can readily be given to the question, ‘Has the second law of thermodynamics been circumvented?’ NOT YET.” Frank Greco, “On the Second Law of Thermodynamics,” American Laboratory, Vol. 14 (October 1982), p. 80-88.

There is no experimental evidence to disproves this law, say physicists G.N. Hatspoulous and E.P. Gyftopoulos: “There is no recorded experiment in the history of science that contradicts the second law or its corollaries…” E.B. Stuart, B. Gal-Or, and A.J. Brainard, editors, Deductive Quantum Thermodynamics in a Critical Review of Thermodynamics (Baltimore: Mono Book Corporation, 1970), p. 78.

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