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Old 09-23-2013, 01:15 AM
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Default Re: Drive by science

Creationists often claim that "order" can never arise spontaneously, that it always requires some sort of "intelligent direction" -- and that undirected processes can never lead to increased complexity.

This, they like to argue, "proves" that evolution cannot occur. They often use this reasoning to claim that biological evolution would necessarily violate the 2nd law of thermodynamics.

Isaac Asimov used to refer to this argument as the "Kindergartener's Argument Against Evolution." Because only someone with a kindergartener's understanding of the 2nd law could possibly take it seriously. After all, if we were to take the Creationists seriously, there would be no snowflakes, acorns could not grow into oaks, etc., etc.
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