The First Law of Thermodynamics -- Energy can change forms but cannot be created nor destroyed
Space Shuttle Columbia - NASA - The Second Law of
Thermodynamics - when energy changes forms, Entropy increases - usefullness for work is gone forever
If you just said, "The First Law," or "The Second Law," to an engineer
or scientist, you would NOT need to say anything further -- he or she would know exactly what you meant!
These thoroughly proved and never disproved LAWS do indeed hold the PREMIER position among all the laws of science.
As in many things, Darwinism or Evolution, made for a gigantic paradigm shift -- a gigantic tsunami of intellectual,
academic, foolishness and pollution.
Darwin published in 1859, but
it caught fire starting about 1870.
I use Jamieson, Fawcett, Browne commentary
(1870) because those commentator's brains were formed, PRE-DARWIN, and thus, relatively unpolluted by the mental tsunami
of insanity Darwinism launched.
Likewise with these premier science
laws, the 1st & 2nd Laws of Thermodynamics were straightforward originally, but are made complicated today.
I believe deliberately so to combat Creationism.
But common sense really
can prevail, as these Laws are what we see all around us in everyday experience.
Wikipedia says, "In about 1797, Benjamin Thompson showed that mechanical action can generate indefinitely large amounts of heat, so challenging the caloric theory. The historically
first established thermodynamic principle which eventually became the second law of thermodynamics was formulated by Sadi Carnot during 1824. By 1860, as formalized in the works of those such as Rudolf Clausius and William Thomson, two established principles of thermodynamics had evolved, the first principle and the second principle, later restated as
I will call this, as do others, Classical thermodynamics.
Recently, and I'm very sure to combat Creationism, these Laws have been made much more intellectually complicated.
Again, I'm sure this is to stymie this powerful Creationist argument.
In classical Thermodynamics the FIRST LAW says:
be Created nor Destroyed.
The SECOND LAW says:
Entropy Increases. (energy not available for work, loss of information, randomness)
As the space shuttle leaves the ground it has all the fuel it will ever have, no more can be added.
As it uses its fuel, most of the energy in the fuel is used to do "work" in lifting the shuttle into
The rest of the energy in the fuel is lost forever as waste
heat -- this is what the Second Law means by entropy.
The First Law tells us
the energy is NOT created nor destroyed - it will always exist.
But the Second
Law tells us that our ability to use that, waste heat, energy is GONE FOREVER. You can't put the genie back in the bottle!
If there were some way to reuse the potential energy of the shuttle's position in its decent back to earth, like
a hybrid car recovers the moving car's energy by recharging the battery during deceleration --
But in the case of the shuttle, there is no way, so All of the energy in the fuel will become, unrecoverable waste
heat -- its usefulness GONE FOREVER!
On a bigger scale all the stars are exhausting
their fuel supplies and will eventually go out, go dark, having used up all their fuel.
The mighty Creator God MUST EXIST, AND MUST have fueled them all up in his mighty act of SPECIAL CREATION.
The entropy process is irreversible.
This is why these grand laws PROVE
Special Creation and the Creator's certain existence.
I use the word "PROVE."
-- Technically we have not sent space probes to the farthest reaches of space to see if science laws operate the same there.
So, there is an element of faith that God made his science laws uniform throughout the Universe.
These are LAWS in our own everyday experience, everywhere we look.
see the effects of the Second law everywhere we look.
wear out, run down, rot, rust, get old. Never do things go the other way, in nature.
Ten million is the low estimate for species of organisms on earth, One hundred million is the high estimate.
That means, that many genetic codes in the millions or billions of letters.
is important to realise a code is an ENCODE PLUS A DECODE!
It is possible in
coded systems to have an identical ENCODE decoding into different meanings, because the paired DECODE is different.
So don't be fooled by the phony argument that genetic codes are similar.
we see everything around us wearing out, running down, rusting, rotting, getting old --
Are we really to imagine these millions of intricate coded information systems came about by the random chance of
Darwinism or Evolution?
We must remember that living things already have sophisticated
systems to turn energy into food, or growth, etc.
But, the chemical soup, or
whatever it was, where life is imagined to have first started, would certainly not have these.
The Laws of Thermodynamics would rule!
The Andromeda Galaxie -- The Second Law shows
All the stars will eventually use up their fuel. The universe will be black and cold. God Created!
One may web search for information about the laws of thermodynamics.
references are written in rather technical language. This is somewhat necessary to be precise.
I am very sure, that people who dislike Special Creation and who also fully realise these laws clearly support creation would
dearly like to bury this matter under lots of complicated terminology and language.
You may come
across a "Zeroth" Law which deals with thermal equilibrium. Obviously derived after the 1st Law was already
on the books.
You will also see a "Third" Law dealing with entropy in perfect crystal
at absolute zero temperature.
It is good to step back, and see the big picture, the forest through
the trees, and let common sense help us out.
All usable energy is stored somewhere, somehow.
No body knows what powers the stars.
But, our everyday common sense, as well as the fact the first
and second laws are just that, PROVEN LAWS.
So, we surely believe, that whatever
is powering the stars, (nobody knows for sure) would eventually become depleted and the stars would go out, and the universe
would be dark and cold.
So, obviously, someone of great power and intelligence fueled them all
up in the first place -- The Creator!
The idea of entropy (energy not available for work, loss
of information, randomness) clearly points to useful design and a Designer. Adding raw energy will not fix
the entropy problem.
You could beat on a dead car battery with a hammer -- random energy will
not charge it up -- you need a device, called a battery charger, made by some smart person.
you need to plug it in to get energy, but the charger, will, as it were, shove the negative charges to one terminal and
the positive charges to the other terminal -- then you have organization, you have potential -- and can now start your
Raw energy, like from the Sun, or from weather -- wrecks things -- it will ruin the paint
on you house or car after a while. Only manufacturing or renovation by some person can fix a ruined paint job.
Sunlight alone does not make plants grow -- they have an ingeneously made system -- called photosynthesis
-- made by the mighty Creator, that converts the sunlight into wood, leaves, fruit, etc.
energy PLUS intelligent design to reverse entropy, as in charging a battery, or photosynthesis.
BUT, this reversal only comes at a great entropy cost somewhere else -- like in the Sun.
You have to rob Peter to pay Paul, as the old saying goes.
All usable energy is stored
somewhere -- in nuclear or chemical bonds, or somewhere, somehow, else.
That is -- to do something
(called work) you must reach out and grab an already ordered package of energy, from somewhere in the universe -- to do your
Once you do this, the Second law (the entropy law) will render that ordered energy, unordered,
and the usability of that energy package will be GONE FOREVER. It will become waste, unrecoverable heat.
To restate -- regarding living organisms -- they, or we, already have genetic programming, and various systems,
designed by the Creator, so that incoming energy in food, or sunlight is correctly handled.
If you read about these two laws, especially the 2nd Law you will encounter the question of open or
Some will say the Laws only apply to closed systems and the universe is an open
First of all, know one knows whether the universe is an open of closed system.
If your car gets a scratch and you don't touch it up, the steel will rust, no matter what our system is.
The oxygen in the air will very happily combine with the iron to make iron oxide (rust) PLUS HEAT.
Waste heat is given off because it takes less energy for the oxygen and iron atoms to bond together,
than in bonding with like atoms.
Here is a clear, down home, obvious example of the 2nd Law.
That waste heat is USABLE ENERGY THAT IS GONE FOREVER. It can never be recovered or reused.
Regarding biological systems -- atoms are atoms, they don't know whether they are in your car or in your body --
they will obey the laws of physics.
You will have to do some reading, but Creation scientists
say that the 2nd Law would prevent evolution from starting spontaneously in the first place.
do know that about 1 species of organism goes extinct per year. None has ever been seen to come into being.
Bacteria or viruses which seem to mutate to evolve immunity, really had some of their population with immunity ALREADY,
and those produced a new population that is immune.
To do mathematical calculation
you must define the system mathematically. So these calculations are set up for closed systems.
These laws still apply to our universe as the down-home example of a scratch in your car plainly shows.
Space shuttle Endeavor landing
I cannot emphasise enough that these two Laws of Thermodynamics are Proved Scientific Laws
and are regarded as the Premier Laws of all of science.
A simple example, as I gave of
a scratch on a car, not touched up, will rust as oxygen molecules in the air and iron in the steel very happily bond together
to form iron oxide (rust),
This common reaction releases heat from the chemical bonding.
The new oxygen-iron bonds require much less energy than the oxygen-oxygen and the iron-iron bonding.
This heat is wasted into the air, and cannot ever be recovered.
This heat came from the
organized, designed, storage of energy in the bonds.
Here is a very clear example of the
We see the effects of this law everywhere
Things ALWAYS, wear out, run down, rot, rust, get old. Never do things go the other
The universe is busy expending its supply of ordered energy.
First Law says energy cannot be created nor destroyed, it can only change form.
When it does,
inevitably, as the Second Law says, entropy increases.
That is, the amount of organized energy,
available to do work decreases.
This is what we call DESIGN. It cannot be explained as
naturally derived. This MUST be a Created world.
There must be a mighty, supremely intelligent
Creator who made everything.
The Bible says that there certainly is.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and
is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. 2Tim3:16