Monday, November 10, 2008

Entropy

PZ Myers explains a paper that calculates the amount of entropy decreased by the process of evolution compared to the amount of net energy the earth gets from the sun. The results, naturally, completely demolish the common creationist argument that evolution must violate the second law of thermodynamics.

1 comment:

Cate said...

I didn't have time to read through all the replies to that email you linked, but I don't really understand the point. Are you trying to offer comfort by telling me that dead people are dead forever and the afterlife is a human defense mechanism? Because duh. Also, I am not willing to donate money to the Methuselah Foundation, because that's dumb.