His newest post has me gnashing my teeth together in complete and utter disgust.
Ray has trotted out one of the oldest, stupidest and most often disproved critiques of the Big Bang theory - the second law of Thermodynamics.
Funny how theists hate and fear science when it says something about their worldview that they disagree with, but love and accept science when they think it's proving their point. You can't have it both ways; science either has the power to explain the universe around us, or it doesn't. Pretending to accept science when you mistakenly believe that it disproves other science is intellectually dishonest and a testament to how little you understand about the workings of this academic discipline.
Of course, as we all know, the Second Law of Thermodynamics most certainly does NOT disprove the currently accepted cosmological theories. And the sheer arrogance of these un-educated bible humpers who honestly believe that the most intelligent minds in science who are actively researching in these fields would have MISSED something so OBVIOUS - well, it astounds me, but it doesn't surprise me.
Talk Origins has a wonderful de-bunking of every claim made in regards to the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
Most relevant here is:
The second law of thermodynamics says that everything tends toward disorder, making evolutionary development impossible.
# The second law of thermodynamics says no such thing. It says that heat will not spontaneously flow from a colder body to a warmer one or, equivalently, that total entropy (a measure of useful energy) in a closed system will not decrease. This does not prevent increasing order because
* the earth is not a closed system; sunlight (with low entropy) shines on it and heat (with higher entropy) radiates off. This flow of energy, and the change in entropy that accompanies it, can and will power local decreases in entropy on earth.
* entropy is not the same as disorder. Sometimes the two correspond, but sometimes order increases as entropy increases. (Aranda-Espinoza et al. 1999; Kestenbaum 1998) Entropy can even be used to produce order, such as in the sorting of molecules by size (Han and Craighead 2000).
* even in a closed system, pockets of lower entropy can form if they are offset by increased entropy elsewhere in the system.
In short, order from disorder happens on earth all the time."
# The only processes necessary for evolution to occur are reproduction, heritable variation, and selection. All of these are seen to happen all the time, so, obviously, no physical laws are preventing them. In fact, connections between evolution and entropy have been studied in depth, and never to the detriment of evolution (Demetrius 2000).
Several scientists have proposed that evolution and the origin of life is driven by entropy (McShea 1998). Some see the information content of organisms subject to diversification according to the second law (Brooks and Wiley 1988), so organisms diversify to fill empty niches much as a gas expands to fill an empty container. Others propose that highly ordered complex systems emerge and evolve to dissipate energy (and increase overall entropy) more efficiently (Schneider and Kay 1994).
Maybe Mr. Comfort should reference Talk Origins BEFORE he posts - so maybe next time he could come up with an idea that isn't one of the top 50 most refuted Creationist claims.