Evolution and the second law of thermodynamics

  title={Evolution and the second law of thermodynamics},
  author={Emory F. Bunn},
Skeptics of biological evolution often claim that evolution requires a decrease in entropy, giving rise to a conflict with the second law of thermodynamics. This argument is fallacious, because it neglects the large increase in entropy provided by sunlight striking the Earth. A recent article in this journal provides a quantitative assessment of the entropies involved in order to show explicitly that there is no conflict. That article rests on an unjustified assumption about the amount of… CONTINUE READING
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