Education Journal


1988.第16卷第2期(Vol. 16 No. 2).pp. 135–143



Is the Theory of Evolution Contradictory to the Second Law of Thermodynamics?

麥思源(Se-Yuen MAK)




One should not imagine that the creation-evolution controversy deals only with biology and geology. Scientific Creationism runs counter to the methods and theories of the whole spectrum of scientific disciplines. In the realm of Physics, one of the most popular anti-evolution argument is the claim that evolution from disordered matter into ordered organism is simply impossible because it violates the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which requires natural processes to go in the opposite direction. In this article, the author not only points out the fallacious character of the above argument, but also provides a systematic and comprehensive rebuke on all creationists' challenges in the field of Biological Thermodynamics. Educational implication of these issues will also be discussed in the conclusion.