Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Evolution and Earth's Entropy

A nice short paper on evolution and the earth's entropy. Here, the author estimated the difference in entropy of the earth between day and night.

Abstract: Entropy decreases on the Earth due to day/night temperature differences. This decrease exceeds the decrease in entropy on the Earth related to evolution by many orders of magnitude. Claims by creationists that science is somehow inconsistent with regard to evolution are thus show to be baseless.

It also strengthen the earlier arguments on this topic that I highlighted already. The moral of the story is that, if one understands physics (in this case, the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics) only SUPERFICIALLY, one can make many silly mistakes with it! This is why I dislike what Deepak Chopra is doing.


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