• Categories

  • Most Popular Questions

  • Recently Viewed Questions

  • Recent Answers

    How To Make a Digita… on What does a frequency of 100 H…
    Daigrepont on Can an earthquake cause air tu…
    Benedict on How did God come into exi…
    joshua on How does the human body g…
    Ian on How did God come into exi…
  • Recent Questions

  • Blog Stats

    • 2,228,003 hits
  • Visitors since 11-3-08

    counter create hit
  • Terms and Conditions

  • Warning

    We are doing maintenance on this site, so some posts may disappear for a short time. Sorry. Normal service will soon be resumed...
  • Pages

  • March 2008
    M T W T F S S
    « Feb   Apr »
  • Archives

  • Meta

  • Advertisements

Evolution vs Entropy

Evolution proceeds in the direction of the more complex. Entropy proceeds in the direction of the less complex. Hence it appears that these two are opposed and will eventually collide. If so, which will prevail and what will the outcome be? How will the end of our universe be affected by that outcome?
Howard Kleyn from Norfolk (Aged 55+)


One Response

  1. Although at a quick galnce it looks as if evolution proceeds from the simple to the complex this is not the case, for example there are fewer bones in our skulls than in the skulls of ancient fish. Many organisms have vestigial characteristics such as our appendix that are no longer useful. These extra ‘complexities’ waste material and energy in producing them and may even be harmful e.g. appendicitis. However, because natural selection can only work on mutations that arise, organisms retain these features until a mutation appears that frees them from making them. Such mutations result in simpler forms. There are lots of organisms that are simpler than their ancestral forms; parasites are extreme examples. Evolution is not purposive; it has no direction because it depends on mutations which arise at random.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: