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The Evidence Of Faith’s Substance Abiogenesis and the Second Law: Evolution’s Death Blow

The Evidence Of Faith’s Substance Abiogenesis and the Second Law: Evolution’s Death Blow

February 15, 2014

Isaiah 43:7 "Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory. I have formed him, yes, I have made him."

Dr. Harold Blum received his PhD from Harvard Medical School and spent much of his life working in photobiology, as he tried to find treatments to eradicate cancer. He was a leading voice in evolutionary biology, but in 1950 he wrote the book ‘Time’s Arrow and Evolution’, where he explained the irreconcilable problem that organic evolution simply cannot overcome: it’s the second law of thermodynamics. A brief reminder: the second law of thermodynamics tells us that in this world (and the universe as a whole), life and everything in it always moves toward states of breaking down and disorder, never towards states of complexity and order. The riddle he tried to solve was ‘Where did life’s motor come from, that keeps living systems (like you and me) from succumbing to the second law of thermodynamics?

Dr. Blum agrees with creation scientists, that evolution cannot account for how living systems operate: "How, when no life existed, did substances come into being, which today are absolutely essential to living systems, yet which can only be formed by these systems? Until this fundamental contradiction is thoroughly cleared up and harmonized, creationists are abundantly justified in insisting that evolution as a universal principle is not only unproved but statistically almost impossible!"

What Dr. Blum is saying is that if living systems were to originate from nonliving systems, this idea of ‘abiogenesis’, the second law of thermodynamics demands that free energy had to be supplied. And free energy can only be supplied to a system by a motor that can extract energy from the environment for that living system to use, so that it can counteract the decaying effects of the second law. As he says "The source of this free energy is a fundamental problem we must eventually face… "

The fundamental problem for Dr. Blum, and all proponents of evolution (including Bill Nye), is how does one get a metabolic motor to support life before life was present to build the motor? My evolutionist friends claim this ‘motor’ had to have arisen through an unguided, chance event in a nonliving medium by chemical evolution.

Now, of course, the argument turns to ‘well, we just need billions of years, and anything is possible’. Dr. Blum can be appreciated for his scientific honesty – here’s his response: ‘I think if I were rewriting this chapter (on the origin of life) completely, I should want to change the emphasis. I should want to play down still more the importance of the great amount of time available for highly improbable events to occur. One may take the view that the greater the time elapsed the greater should be the approach to equilibrium, the most probable state, and it seems that this ought to take precedence in our thinking over the idea that time provides the possibility for the occurrence of the highly improbable.’

Dr. Blum is saying that huge spans of time will bring randomness and not unlikely synthesis such as my Darwinian evolutionist friends claim. So, to put it bluntly, with an infinite of time you get infinite randomness, a complete lack of order.

There is an obvious solution to where this complex motor came from, that can synthesize free energy and allow living systems to maintain their order in the midst of a Second Law that wants to break them down. It’s in our Scripture verse for this week. The God of the Bible says it simply in Isaiah 43:7 – "It was Me."

Sounds like the most reasonable explanation for the evidence we have today.

Ed Croteau is a resident of Lee’s Summit and hosts a weekly study in Lees Summit called "Faith: Substance and Evidence." He can be reached with your questions through the Lee’s Summit Tribune at Editor@lstribune.net.

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  1. Georgi Gladyshev says:
    March 28th, 2014 at 14:43
    Misunderstandings in ideas about entropy
    Many misunderstandings in understanding the problems of life and evolution from the standpoint of physics and physical chemistry are typically associated with misconceptions in understanding entropy. The term "entropy" coined Rudolf Clausius. According to his "model" of the world (universe), he presented a statement: "The energy of the world is constant. The entropy of the world tends to the maximum". Later this statement was chosen by JW Gibbs as an epigraph to the paper "On the Equilibrium of Heterogeneous Substances". These scientists have given this statement in relation to their model of the universe. This model corresponds to a simple isolated system of ideal gas, i.e. isolated system of ideal gas, energy and volume of this system are constant and in which only the work of expansion is performed. Entropy of such a system can only increase!
    It should be noted that when we say on ideal model, which would correspond to the real universe, it would be necessary to accept the unreal assumption that any form of energy real universe will be transformed into thermal energy. Only in this case, also under additional unrealistic assumptions, the real universe "would turn" into the model of ideal system of Clausius - Gibbs.
    However, lovers of science have applied representations on simple systems to systems of other types, in which the interactions takes place between particles of different nature (interactions of molecules or other objects of different hierarchies) and to systems which interact with the environment. Some scientists, who are not professionals in the relevant fields of knowledge, have not escaped such errors. This has led to unimaginable confusion. This has slowed down the development of science, more than on a century. There are thousands of publications in scientific journals and popular literature containing marked misunderstandings. To these were added incorrect ideas on the negentropy and on the dissipative structures in the living world.
    The origin of life and its evolution can be easily explained from the standpoint of hierarchical near equilibrium thermodynamics of complex dynamic systems. This thermodynamics established on a solid foundation of equilibrium thermodynamics - thermodynamics of Rudolf Clausius, JW Gibbs and other great scientists.
    http://www.eoht.info/pa...28misinterpretations%29 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYr1G5TZO50
    Detailing theories about the origin of life and evolution is presented in the new sites (Knol moved to Wordpress): Some work: http://gladyshevevolution.wordpress.com/
    http://creatacad.org/?id=48&lng=eng http://ru.scribd.com/do...30/Report-Ok-16-11-2011

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