When debating Creationists I’m sure we all have encountered this frequently used canard: That the second law of thermodynamics does not permit order to rise from disorder,and therefore the evolution of complex living things from simple ancestors. The creationist argument is based only on their interpretation of the relationship between probability and “entropy”.
Advocates of evolution have rebutted the Creationists position using this argument: That the earth as a system, any change that is accompanied by an entropy decrease (and hence going back from higher probability to lower probability) is possible as long as sufficient energy is available. The ultimate source of most of that energy, is of course, the sun. Thermodynamics does not rule out the possibility of intelligent design; it is just simply not a factor with respect to the calculation of thermodynamic probability.
Well here is a new line of argument that you may wish to add to your arsenal of Creationist take downs! The second law of thermodynamics can be written as an equation of motion to describe evolution, and, in doing so, connect biology with physics. Read Full Article