Why the second law of thermodynamics really is a threat to Darwinist tenure
|June 25, 2011||Posted by News under Intellectual freedom, Mathematics|
Granville Sewell, math prof, satirist of silly ideas, and apology recipient (from math journal), has this to say about Darwinists’ attempt to rescue their theory from the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Organization always decrees, left to itself.
Anyone who has made such an argument is familiar with the standard reply: the Earth is an open system, it receives energy from the sun, and order can increase in an open system, as it is “compensated” somehow by a comparable or greater decrease outside the system.
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According to this reasoning, then, the second law does not prevent scrap metal from reorganizing itself into a computer in one room, as long as two computers in the next room are rusting into scrap metal – and the door is open. – In the Beginning, and Other Essays on Intelligent Design (Discovery Institute Press, 2010), p. 68
This guy risks the fate of the common sense philosophers, making these kinds of points …