Confessions of the Evolutionists, Chapter 23

BY: SUN STAFF - 16.1 2023

A serial presentation of the book by author Harun Yahya.

Confessions that the Theory Violates the Second Law of Thermodynamics

The Second Law of Thermodynamics, one of the fundamentals of physics, states that left to themselves and natural conditions, all systems in the universe will gradually move towards disorder, fragmentation and corruption, in direct relation to the passage of time.

All things—living and inanimate—eventually erode, decay, fragment and fall apart. This is the eventual and inescapable end of all entities, and according to the Second Law, no way back from the process is possible.

This fact is something you can observe in your daily life. For instance, if you leave a car in the desert and then return a few months later, it is in, it will not be in any better condition. You will see that the tires have burst, the windows are cracked, the body has rusted and the battery no longer works.

The same inevitable process takes place, but even faster, in living things. This natural process of the Second Law of Thermodynamics is an expression of physical equations and calculations.

However, the theory of evolution is completely at odds with this law, because evolution maintains that all kinds of systems—and life in particular—came into being spontaneously, with no conscious intervention involved. However, it is a scientifically proven that, left to natural conditions, all things made of matter will head towards disorder and chaos. Despite the reality described above, the presence in the universe of order and perfection is one of the proofs that a Sublime Creator—in other words, Allah— is responsible for it.

In fact, evolutionists are well aware that the Second Law of Thermodynamics places their theory in an untenable position:

J. H. Rush works at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado:

In the complex course of its evolution, life exhibits a remarkable contrast to the tendency expressed in the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Where the Second Law expresses an irreversible progression toward increased entropy and disorder, life evolves continually higher levels of order. [ccclv]

Roger Lewin is a well-known evolutionist science writer and former editor of New Scientist magazine:

One problem biologists have faced is the apparent contradiction by evolution of the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Systems should decay through time, giving less, not more, order. [ccclvi]

George P. Stavropoulos, in the magazine American Scientist:

Yet, under ordinary conditions, no complex organic molecule can ever form spontaneously, but will rather disintegrate, in agreement with the Second Law. Indeed, the more complex it is, the more unstable it will be, and the more assured, sooner or later, its disintegration. Photosynthesis and all life processes, and even life itself, cannot yet be understood in terms of thermodynamics or any other exact science, despite the use of confused or deliberately confusing language. [ccclvii]

Jeremy Rifkin is an American economist, writer, and public speaker:

The Entropy Law says that evolution dissipates the overall available energy for life on this planet. Our concept of evolution is the exact opposite. We believe that evolution somehow magically creates greater overall value and order on Earth. [ccclviii]

Prof. Ilya Prigogine, known for his research into thermodynamics at the Université Libre de Belgique:

There is another question, which has plagued us for more than a century: What significance does the evolution of a living being have in the world described by thermodynamics, a world of ever-increasing disorder? [ccclix]

The problem of biological order involves the transition from the molecular activity to the supermolecular order of the cell. This problem is far from being solved. [ccclx]



[ccclv] J. H. Rush, The Dawn of Life, New York: Signet, 1962, p. 35.

[ccclvi] Roger Lewin, "A Downward Slope to Greater Diversity," Science, Vol. 217, 24 September, 1982, p. 1239.

[ccclvii] George P. Stravropoulos, "The Frontiers and Limits of Science," American Scientist, Vol. 65, November-December 1977, p. 674.

[ccclviii] Jeremy Rifkin, Entropy: A New World View, p. 55.

[ccclix]Ilya Prigogine, Isabelle Stengers, Order Out of Chaos, New York, Bantam Books, 1984, p. 129.

[ccclx]Ibid., p. 175.