|Thermodynamics And The Dying Universe|
If you have not read Stories Versus Truth, you may want to read that before reading this.
The universe is dying. We can observe that everything continually is converting energy and matter into less usable forms. Things don't become more organized by themselves. They become less organized. Information can only come from information that already exists, and it tends to deteriorate over time. If you put a book out on your lawn for ten years, it will not gain any new insights or information, but it is likely to lose information. Our genes do not gain new information but only select from what is already there. And genes lose information from generation to generation. This is known as The Second Law of Thermodynamics. The First Law of Thermodynamics (No new matter or energy is currently being created) also can be observed.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics eliminates the possibility of molecules-to-man evolution, yet molecules-to-man evolution is being taught as if it were fact. There are variations from generation, but those variations are either selecting from the amazing amount of information that is already in the gene or else it is a loss of information. Evolution has a troubling information problem. (Read the latest science on the subject: Without Excuse by Werner Gitt, a description of the scientific Laws of Universal Information. See also: Information Theory Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. Here is another interesting article.) More is constantly being learned about information and about the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Evolutionists tend to hide in the weeds of the unknown with an argument from ignorance: "If you can't prove, by empirical science, that evolution is impossible, then it happened." By empirical science alone, we can only prove probabilities. The probabilities show the Big-Bang-Billions-of-Years-No-Flood-Molecules-to-Man story to be a bazaar hypothesis, a story that is so improbable that it should not be considered. However, empirical science is not a tool that can prove anything to be true or false absolutely. For absolute proof, we have revelation. God says that He created everything. He is the One Who enforces the laws of nature. He is the One Who will judge all of us in the end. We know that because we know Him presonally through the indwelling Presence of Jesus Christ and the moment-by-moment instruction of the Holy Spirit.
How does this relate to the age of the Universe and the age of the Earth? The Second Law of Thermodynamics also seriously limits how old the Earth can possibly be. If the Earth were as old as some people claim, there would be no life on it because of The Second Law of Thermodynamics. The First Law of Thermodynamics and The Second Law of Thermodynamics combined make the concept of the Big Bang scientifically impossible, yet the Big Bang is being taught as if it were fact.
Well, someone may speculate that there might have been a previous creation that left no evidence. Really? Why would we care? Perhaps if there were evidence that didn't involve any speculation, it might be worth a moment of thought, but, as it is, this is not even worth consideration. We can't deny the possibility that God could have done something that Scripture doesn't hint at and that has left no scientific evidence. It is possible. It just is not worth the time to think about it. Stick with what God has revealed through science and through Scripture.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics shows us a very obvious fact. The Universe once had a higher level of useable energy than it does now. The Universe is slowly "dying" or going to a lower level of energy that is available to do work. At one point, "the clock was wound up." It is winding down and one day will be totally "dead" if things continue as they are currently going. If the universe were infinitely old, this second law tells us that it would already be dead. All the matter would have broken down into heat energy, the most basic form of energy. There would be no matter: no planets, no stars, no people, nothing like that--only heat energy. That heat would be evenly disbursed throughout the universe. All the forces of nature push it toward equal disbursement and there is nothing in nature to bring it back together. The universe would be very cold, since the heat energy that is there would be widely disbursed. At any position in the universe, there would be very little heat energy. There would be some, just not very much at any point in space. That means it would be uniformly cold. More information can be found on page 14 of Dr. Henry Morris' book, The Scientific Case for Creation.
The Evolutionists will tell you a half truth about the Second Law of Thermodynamics: "The Second Law of Thermodynamics only applies to isolated systems, so it's not relevant to evolution, because the Earth is an open system." This is a clever lie. Here is the part of the truth that they are withholding: the Second Law of Thermodynamics was derived using theoretical isolated systems, but it applies to all systems, and can only be overcome locally and temporarily in open systems when stringent conditions are met. Not only that, but we are not talking about the Earth. The Earth is just a subsystem of a much larger system called the Universe. The Universe is an isolated system. Evolutionists claim that Evolution took place in this isolated system, but the Second Law of Thermodynamics tells us that their story is a myth.
There is plenty of evidence for a young Earth and a recent creation:
Last updated: Jun, 2013
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