Law of Thermodynamics, which is accepted as one of the basic
laws of physics, holds that under normal conditions all systems
left on their own tend to become disordered, dispersed, and
corrupted in direct relation to the amount of time that passes.
Everything, whether living or not, wears out, deteriorates,
decays, disintegrates, and is destroyed. This is the absolute
end that all beings will face one way or another, and according
to the law, the process cannot be avoided.
This is something that all of us have observed.
For example if you take a car to a desert and leave it there,
you would hardly expect to find it in a better condition when
you came back years later. On the contrary, you would see
that its tires had gone flat, its windows had been broken,
its chassis had rusted, and its engine had stopped working.
The same inevitable process holds true for living things.
The second law of thermodynamics is the means
by which this natural process is defined, with physical equations
This famous law of physics is also known as the
"law of entropy." In physics, entropy is the measure of the
disorder of a system. A system's entropy increases as it moves
from an ordered, organized, and planned state towards a more
disordered, dispersed, and unplanned one. The more disorder
there is in a system, the higher its entropy is. The law of
entropy holds that the entire universe is unavoidably proceeding
towards a more disordered, unplanned, and disorganized state.
The truth of the second law
of thermodynamics, or the law of entropy, has been experimentally
and theoretically established. All foremost scientists agree
that the law of entropy will remain the principle paradigm
for the foreseeable future. Albert Einstein, the greatest
scientist of our age, described it as the "premier law of
all of science." Sir Arthur Eddington also referred to it
as the "supreme metaphysical law of the entire universe."364
If you leave a car out in natural conditions, it will
rust and decay. In the same way, without an intelligent
organization all the systems in the universe would decay.
This is an incontrovertible law.
Evolutionary theory ignores this fundamental
law of physics. The mechanism offered by evolution totally
contradicts the second law. The theory of evolution says that
disordered, dispersed, and lifeless atoms and molecules spontaneously
came together over time, in a particular order, to form extremely
complex molecules such as proteins, DNA, and RNA, whereupon
millions of different living species with even more complex
structures gradually emerged. According to the theory of evolution,
this supposed process-which yields a more planned, more ordered,
more complex and more organized structure at each stage-was
formed all by itself under natural conditions. The law of
entropy makes it clear that this so-called natural process
utterly contradicts the laws of physics.
Evolutionist scientists are also aware of this
fact. J. H. Rush states:
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.365
The evolutionist author Roger Lewin expresses
the thermodynamic impasse of evolution in an article in Science:
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.366
Another defender of the theory of evolution,
George Stravropoulos, states the thermodynamic impossibility
of the spontaneous formation of life and the impossibility
of explaining the existence of complex living mechanisms by
natural laws in the well-known evolutionist journal American
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
As we have seen, the evolution claim is completely
at odds with the laws of physics. The second law of thermodynamics
constitutes an insurmountable obstacle for the scenario of
evolution, in terms of both science and logic. Unable to offer
any scientific and consistent explanation to overcome this
obstacle, evolutionists can only do so in their imagination.
For instance, Jeremy Rifkin notes his belief that evolution
overwhelms this law of physics with a "magical power":
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.368
These words well indicate that evolution is a
dogmatic belief rather than a scientific thesis.
Rifkin, Antropy: A New World View, Viking Press,
New York, 1980, p. 6.
365 J. H. Rush, The Dawn of Life,
New York, Signet, 1962, p. 35.
366 Roger Lewin, "A Downward Slope to Greater
Diversity," Science, vol. 217, 24 September, 1982,
367 George P. Stravropoulos, "The Frontiers
and Limits of Science," American Scientist, vol.
65, November-December 1977, p. 674.
368 Jeremy Rifkin, Antropy: A New World
View, Viking Press, New York, 1980, p. 55.