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2nd law of thermodyamics



This is an old favorite of the creationists.  The flaw in the
argument is simply that the second law only applies to CLOSED 
systems.  Th e earth as whole is an almostd closed system, and
the solar systsem is an even better approximation to a closed
system, but the biosphere (not that one in Arizona) certainly is
not a closed system.  As order increases in living things it is
at the expense o f increasing disorder in the rest of the world.

Strictly speaking it is entropy that i ncreases, not disorder, but
the above su mmary is near enough.  Why bother to argue with
creationists.  Logic does not i nflu ence them.

DAvid

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>From: David Brez Carlisle
bk090@Freenet Carleton.CA