Theist Argument 2, 2nd Law of Thermodynamics

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Theist Argument 2: The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics
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Samuel Thomas Poling, Blog #140, Theist Argument 2, 2nd Law of Thermodynamics

Listen, folks, I feel like Crap right now, I really do. It's late, I've had a lot of work to do, a lot of emotional bullshit to wade through. I'm really not in the mood to mess around with theistic stupidity. Unfortunately what gets me angry is always what gets me happy. That is to say - What gets me happy is destroying what gets me angry. But I really just want to get to the happy part right now if you know what I'm saying.

An argument for theism is misunderstanding the 2nd law of Thermodynamics. Like most arguments for theism, it's a misunderstanding of something.

This one isn't even an argument for theism; it's just an argument against evolution. And a bad one I hesitate to call an argument. But, of course, by trying to denounce evolution theists try to uphold their shitty idea. So I'll attack evolution attacking "arguments" as well in my "Theist Arguments" blog series.

*Rubs his forehead.* Alright...

To put it simply, the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics is the law that states everything tends toward chaos. Energy fans out, spreads out. Heat cannot (by itself), move from a cold object to a warmer object, for example. Heat fans out. Comprende? Comprendamundo? Things tend toward disorder, entropy increases, yatta yatta yatta...

Here is the basic law:

"The entropy of an isolated system not in equilibrium will tend to increase over time, approaching a maximum value at equilibrium."

Get it?

The theist doesn't.

The theist, well, the willingly ignorant theist, will try to tell you (as two have tried to tell me so far on myspace), that this means evolution must be impossible. Well, evolution happened. Logically it must have, for over 4.5 billions years it'd be impossible for greats amounts of evolution NOT to occur, and we have the fossils that show it did occur, and we have done it to plants and animals ourselves. It happened. So clearly, if the Law of Thermodynamics is true, it must not actually violate evolution.

And it doesn't. It doesn't at all. You see, the theist is trying to ask how complexity can arise at such degrees, how things can evolve, increasing in complexity, if energy fans out? Wouldn't all the "useful" energy be used up? Wouldn't we reach a maximum value of equilibrium?

No. You see, the theist here is ignoring something. The little part about the "isolated" system, aka, the "closed" system. The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics only holds true in a closed system of energy. If more energy comes in from outside of the system, constantly, then there won't be that much fanning out of the energy. The energy will not be "used up" because there is a constant supply. It won't be drawn out over the planet equally because there are constant deliveries of such heat and energy. The theist ignores this. Completely, truly, sincerely ignores it.

When confronted about this, they try to pretend the earth IS a closed system. Where the energy for the animals comes from is god.

No. No, the earth is not a closed system. Sorry. And God is not necessary here.

We have the little thing in the sky I like to call the SUN, you stupid f**king morons!!

I know! It's hard to miss! All big, bright, shiny, and life-givey it is and all.

Jesus Christ - I mean, you're probably the kind of theist who argues that he knows there is a devil because "how else would anyone know what he looks like?"

I can't even give you kudos for a "nice try." I can't even say "nice try" as a joke. That's like laughing at a retard when he gets his hand caught in a machine. I'd feel guilty if I was sarcastic or laughed about it. You can't even read the very law you're talking about, can you? You can't even look up into the sky and wonder where the light comes from, can you? What is wrong with you? I really, really want to know. What's wrong with you?

Energy and heat rains down like all hell from our sky. It has every damn day for the pay 4.5 billion years. Tell me we're a closed system. Tell me that. Look me in the eye, put your hand on the Bible (the one NOT chewed up by the machine you stuck it in), and tell me we are a closed system.

You know what? I don't have time for this level of dishonesty anymore. It is truly an art to be that stupid. An art. It's like poetry! You must have planned that fiasco out for months. I honestly cannot think of any way you could have f**ked your dignity more. You know, aside from being a theist in the first place.

*Rubs his head.* Okay... Calm Down... It's not their fault their mother's drank when they were pregnant...

JESUS CHRIST! What is wrong with you?! You look into a math book and go, "Hah! See! One plus one is three! I know because it says one plus one is two right here!"

I mean--You were--

Please don't mate. Please. I'm begging you. I am on my knees. What more do you want from me?! Don't pass on your genetics. If there is a soul anywhere in that black hole of your hell loving heart... Don't mate...

And don't drink when you're pregnant.

Oh, and one more thing, just in case, even IF the law violated evolution: "The second law is actually a statement about the probable behavior of an isolated system. As larger and larger systems are considered, the probability of the second law being practically true becomes more and more certain."

But it doesn't even violate evolution. So... You're screwed. Completely. I mean there is literally nothing you can do about it.

Samuel Thomas Poling, Blog #140, Theist Argument 2, 2nd Law of Thermodynamics