Thermodynamics and Evolution

I got suspicious when I found out that Harun Yahya was not a scientist. People who have not studied science can sometimes misinterpret scientific laws and ideas. Still, I was interested in reading his book “Darwinism Refuted”. After printing, I was perusing it when I found out that he thinks that the theory of evolution violates the second law of thermodynamics.

Now, as an engineer, I have studied thermodynamics and while it was not a popular course among us electrical engineers, I do understand the 2nd law. I might not know biology but this claim is one I can evaluate and there is no way anyone can convince me that evolution violates this law.

It turns out that this is part of the standard claim of creationists.

By Zack

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  1. It is good to see some Muslims challeging this nonsense which passes for ‘science’ (referring to your link further down).

    I dont’ claim to be any sort of expert in biology (I only studied it up to A-Level; sorry, I don’t know what that is the American school system). But my background is in engineering science, which I took to a postgraduate level; I even spent time in academia. So I’d hope I can appreciate ‘the scientific methodology’; something sorely lacking in modern ‘Islamic science’, thanks laregly to people like Dr. al-Najjer, Mr. Yahya and Dr. Naik. This is nothing more than a distorted form of pseudo-science.

    It is a shame that this kind of bad science finds a home in the upper echelons of the Muslim intellegentsia, especially people who claim to be scientists or educated professionals.


  2. Thebit: I know about A-levels. My background is similar, but with even less biology. And I agree completely with you.

  3. Hi,

    I was just looking up Harun Yahya and came across this post. Mr. Yahya is a trained philosopher and isn’t a scientist. One of my friends and I once wrote responses to Harun Yahya’s article “Information Beyond Matter” and they are available on the following link (with a link to the original article). I thought you might be interested.

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