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Order and Disorder in the Universe

Psalms 102: 25 & 26 -- "At the beginning You existed and laid the foundations of the earth; the heavens are the work of your hands. (26) They shall perish, but You shall remain and endure; yes, all of them shall wear out and became old like a garment..."

The Second Law of Thermodynamics, also known as the Lay of Increasing Entropy, or the Law of Increasing Disorder, is one of the fundamental laws of nature; and indeed, is supreme among the fundamental laws of the universe! The universe is composed of gas, dust, moons, planets, and stars that have been organized into clusters and super-clusters of galaxies. In other words, the universe is an universe of highly ordered systems of ringed planets, moons, and galaxies in a state of low entropy (high order). However, the Law of Increasing Entropy--the Law of Increasing Disorder--Time's Arrow, states that in all systems, everything goes from order to disorder naturally, never from disorder to order naturally, unless intelligence, a code, or a program directs and organizes the components of the system into a state of order. In other words, naturalistic chance processes do not generate ordered systems from disordered or randomly distributed components. In fact, chance processes cannot even produce codes or programs that contain meaningful information! Furthermore, it is self-evident that codes and programs such as civil codes and computer programs are products of human intelligence!

Things never become newer and more orderly with the passage of time. On the contrary, they become older and more disorderly with the passage of time. In other words, everything eventually deteriorates and wears out in accordance with the Law of Increasing Disorder as described in Psalms 102: 26. For example, stars eventually die when they exhaust their nuclear fuel and some stars become supernovas when they blow themselves apart in the most violent outburst of explosive energy in the universe.

Well, since everything goes from order to disorder naturally, how did the universe and complex living systems become ordered in the first place? Since the Law of Increasing Disorder, the Law itself, proves that components of both living and non-living systems do not organize themselves into orderly arrangements naturally, there is only one possible answer: it took intelligence, the intelligence of the Creator to organize matter into an orderly universe that we observe today. Indeed, it took the intelligence of the Creator to arrange the millions of chemical "letters" of the genetic codes of animals and humans into correct sequences just as it takes intelligence to correctly arrange the parts of any non-living system into a functional whole. Furthermore, both living and non-living systems are not only products of intelligence, they exhibit intelligent design, and with intelligent design comes function and purpose, two qualities that are only associated with intelligence!

The universe is a highly ordered system of billions of galaxies that is becoming more disordered with the passage of time. If the universe has always been in existence, that is having no beginning, the universe would be in a state or maximum disorder or maximum entropy. In this state, there would be no stars, no galaxies, and nothing but total darkness and a temperature of absolute zero (no heat) everywhere throughout space. But the universe is not in a state of total disorder. In fact, the universe has been ordered into billions of giant systems of stars called galaxies. The Law of Increasing Disorder, the Law itself, proves that the universe could not have ordered itself into billions of galaxies which have been organized into clusters and super-clusters of galaxies. Furthermore, the Law of Increasing Entropy points to a beginning or the universe when the universe was in a state of zero entropy or maximum order, and we are back to Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth". Then how did the universe become organized into ordered systems of planets, stars, and galaxies? There is only one answer: the Law of Increasing Disorder, the Law itself, proves the universe was ordered and organized by the intelligence of a Supernatural Agent, an Orderer, an Organizer, the Creator Himself (Genesis 1:1). Therefore, the Law of Increasing Entropy is in perfect agreement with Genesis 1:1 and Psalms 102:26. 

Many other people have done a good job in presenting information. The starting point of this page will be to present well done pages of others on selected subjects.

  1. Piltdown Man Web Page
  2. Neanderthal Man History

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