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Discovery Magazine 12/1/2013

Genetic Entropy: Evoution is Going Down

The Law of Entropy tells us that the Universe is running down. It is getting old and wearing out like a piece of clothing, and there’s nothing we can do about it. It is moving from an orderly state to a state of disorder. The Bible confirms this truth (Isaiah 51:6). This idea, however, is a problem for naturalistic theories, like evolution, because evolution requires life to defy entropy and be constantly evolving into more complex, orderly forms. Supposedly, life started out as a single-celled organism, and through evolution, eventually ended up human. Evolution requires “up.” The evidence shows “down.”

Does your room tend to get cleaner or messier over time? Unfortunately, it will get messier, unless you clean it. You have to use energy in the room to fight the increasing chaos or entropy. Evolutionists argue that the Sun has the same effect on Earth. Supposedly, it adds energy to the planet that fights entropy and allows evolution to happen. The Sun does indeed add useful energy to the Earth, but it also can add to its entropy as well. For example, it can melt things, burn and dehydrate people, and create deserts. To determine whether the Sun’s energy is useful enough in fighting entropy to allow evolution to happen, we need only look at the human genome—our genes.

The actual genetic evidence shows that mutations that could be considered helpful to an organism are estimated to occur about one time in a million mutations. That means that 999,999 mutations out of one million either do nothing for an organism or are harmful to it—not helpful. So the trend we see is toward genetic decay and even our eventual extinction—not the genetic progress required by evolution. One beneficial mutation in a million can hardly be called an upward trend! The Sun, regardless of its helpful or harmful energy, is not fighting the genetic entropy we see all around us. Once again, the Bible agrees with the scientific evidence (Psalm 102:26; Hebrews 1:11). Evolution does not.



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