Questionable Motives

December 10, 2009

Can complexity come from entropy?

Filed under: Critical Reasoning,Evolution,Science — tildeb @ 5:43 pm

Yes.

One of the standard arguments so predictably used by creationists against evolution is that everyone knows beyond any doubt whatsoever (they like to use Newton here) that complexity cannot possibly come from entropy.

“Our results go to the very heart of phase transitions and to the question of how complex order arises in nature and in the materials we make,” Glotzer said. “We knew that entropy on its own could produce order, but we didn’t expect it to produce such intricate order. What else might be possible just due to entropy?”

Read the article from ScienceDaily here.

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