Tuesday, January 31, 2006

2 Mosquitos + Mud Hole = Human Being? There's ID "Science" 4U.

The Gov. of South Carolina speaks unintelligently about science while defending Intelligent Design non-science:
"The idea of there being a, you know, a little mud hole and two mosquitoes get together and the next thing you know you have a human being is completely at odds with, you know, one of the laws of thermodynamics."

Not only do two mosquitos in a mud hole have nothing to do with the 2nd law of thermodynamics, they also have nothing to do with the theory of evolution. It's a strawman definition.

And just to debunk the thermodynamics crap ("No process is possible in which the sole result is the transfer of energy from a cooler to a hotter body," or "The entropy of a closed system cannot decrease."):
... life is not a closed system. The sun provides more than enough energy to drive things. ... Snowflakes, sand dunes, tornadoes, stalactites, graded river beds, and lightning are just a few examples of order coming from disorder in nature; none require an intelligent program to achieve that order. In any nontrivial system with lots of energy flowing through it, you are almost certain to find order arising somewhere in the system. If order from disorder is supposed to violate the 2nd law of thermodynamics, why is it ubiquitous in nature?

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